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SAN FRANCISCOjLOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



REGULAR MEETING OF 



MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2000^/3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

CITY HALL 

One Dr. Carton B. Goodlett Place - Conference Room 416 SAN FRANCI^PO 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



JAN - 5 2000 

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AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

HI. Adoption of the Minutes of the December 13, 1999 Meeting 

IV. Introduction of New Staff Member - Ms. Johanna Keeley 

V. Announcement of the 1999 HUD McKinney Grant Award 



VI. Presentation of Local Board Subcommittee Reports - 

A. Policy Committee 

B. Funding Committee 

C. Steering Committee 

D. Evaluation 

E. Employment and Childcare 



VII. Presentation of Departmental Budget Process Updates: 

A. Depa rtment of Public Health 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Mayor's Office of Housing 

D. Mayor's Office of Community Development 



VIII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Public Health 

B. Mayor's Office of Housing 

C. Department of Human Services 

D. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 



Marian Pena 
Joel Lipski 
Kate Durham 
George Smith 
Gene Coleman 
Tom Martin 
Travis Kiyota 



IX. Workforce Investment Act Board - Update relative to the Local Board Seat 



XI. 



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OLD BUSINESS 

A. Consideration and possible action relative to the structure of the Local Board 

B. Consideration and possible action on the recommendation from the Disability Committee re 
Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act Compliance 

PUBLIC COMMENT - Comments from the public will be received at this time re matters under the 
jurisdiction of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

ADJOURN 



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A regular meeting ofthe Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, January 10, 2000, in 

Room 416 at City Hall. 



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CONVENED Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:15 p.m. 

ROLL CALL Local Board Members present: 

Michael Bennett, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Yvette Robinson, 
Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Marian Pena, Gene Coleman, Kate Durham, 
Jennifer Friedenbach 

Pending Members present: 

Rebecca Brockert, Linzie Coleman 

Members Absent: 

Ramona Woodruff Benson, Jacky Bloom James Brady, Edwin Wilkerson, 
Travis Kiyota, Tom Martin, Joel Lipski 



AGENDA On motion by Carrie Dipman, seconded and carried, the Board adopted the posted agenda 

with adjustments in the length of presentations. 



MINUTES By general consent, the Board adopted the November 8, 1999 Meeting minutes as 

circulated. 



NEW STAFF MEMBER 

Rita Semel welcomed and introduced Ms. Johanna Keeley who joins the Mayor's 
Homeless Coordinator's Office as staff to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. Ms. 
Seeley has a long and distinguished history in the field of social services most recently 
serving with Project Open Hand. 



1999 HUD MC KINNEY GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT 

Bonita Davenport announced the Continuum of Care 1999 Grants. 

Discussion followed and included the following topics: 

Re-thinking the Continuum with more strategic planning; 

Exploring ways of bridging renewal projects; 

Why Local Board was not included in the discussions with HUD; 

Priorities for the next cycle; 

Permanent housing options; 

Role ofthe Local Board in developing the strategy; 

Addressing the reasons why SF scored lower this year 

Alternate funding sources 

Defining our partnership and roles; 

Cuts to programs serving women and women with children; 

Consider political strategies. 

Tony Gardner, representing Homebase, noted that a new Continuum of Care Plan should 
be drafted. This would allow an opportunity to look at priorities and gaps. 



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Maggie Donahue and Barrie Grennel responded to questions from the assembly. (See 
Attachments 1,2, 3 & 4) 

Ms. Semel requested that Ms. Keeley be notified of all meetings in order to facilitate 
timely note to the Local Board. 



SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

Policy Committee — Ms. Semel reported that their discussion included the Continuum of 
Care and McKinney impact. At their next meeting, they will discuss next steps relative 
to the issues with the City Attorney's Office as well as the Rynerson ballot initiative. 

Funding Committee — Ms. Ware reported that they meet again on January 24 th at 25 Van 
Ness Avenue - 2 p.m. to discuss renewals and a seat on the Work Force Investment 
Board to address the needs of people with low incomes. 



DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET PROCESS UPDATES 

Human Services — Ms. Donahue reported that DHS is getting closer to ascertaining the 
dollar amounts for special projects. While McKinney has disrupted the process, but the 
department is looking to the Board of Supervisors for budget addbacks. DHS meets with 
the Mayor's Budget Staff next week and presents their budget to the Human Services 
Commission at their January 27 th regular meeting. 



Health — Marian Pena reported that the Department of Public Health is involved in its 
budget discussion with the Mayor's Office this afternoon. 

Community Development — Gene Coleman reported that they had received notification 
of their allocation for 2000. A Citizens Committee has been formed and will be meeting 
over the next six weeks to collect input and formulate recommendations. A preliminary 
plan will then be drafted and presented for public review. The final plan will be 
presented for the Mayor's approval in March. 



DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

Public Health — Marian Pena presented written report. (See Attachment 5) 

Human Services — Kate Durham reported the department has been focusing on the 
Mission Resource Center with an emphasis on harm reduction in partnership with the 
Department of Health. 

Homeless Coordinator — George Smith distributed copies of Resolution 92699. 
Discussion followed and the item was sent to the Steering Committee. 



ADJOURN Rita Semel adjourned the meeting at 5: 30 p.m. 



Louise Rainey, Secretary - Human Services Commission 
Recorder 



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Programs competing in the 1999 CofCare that did not get renewal McKinney Funds 
People & Children affected and # of Beds cut 



Program Name 


people 


children 


beds 


Arriba Juntos - Proyecto Apoyo: Training as Nurse Assistants 

Target Population: Latina Homeless heads of households and single women 


43 


40 





People served (point in time): 43 


Progress Foundation - Ashbury House 

Target Population: Homeless Mothers & their Children with Mental Health Disabilities 


10 


10 


20 


People Served (point in time): 1 (10 units) 


DPH-CSAS-Residential substance treatment for women with families 

Target Population: Homeless families with disabilities (6 units) 


6 


12 


6 


People served (point in time): 6 


Episcopal Community Services - C.H.E.F. Training Programs 

Target Population: Homeless Adults 
People served (point in time): 40 


40 








Northern California Service League - Cameo House (7-10 units) 

Target Population: Homeless ex-offender women with their children 


10 


10 


20 


Peupie ieiveu (point in time). 10 


DPH-CMHS w/Conard-Dolores Hotel 

Target Population: Disabled Homeless Individuals (54 beds) 


54 





54 


People served (point in time): 54 


Central City Hospitality House - Vocational Skills and Transitional Employment 
Program Target Population: Homeless Youth and Single Adults 
People served (point in time): 50 


50 








DPH-CSAS-Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment 

Target Population: Homeless Families with substance abuse and mental health 
problems People served (point in time): 67 


67 


136 





Swords to Plowshares-Transitional Housing 
Target Population: Homeless Veterans 


20 





20 


People served (point in time): 20 (20 units) 


Seismic Retrofit Employment Consortium 

Target Population: Homeless Adults 


40 








People served (point in time): 40 


Conard House - Representative Payee Services 

Target Population: Homeless Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities 


80 








People served (point in time): 80 


CATS - Safe Heaven for Men 

Target Population: Homeless men with severe disabilities (25 beds) 


25 





25 


People served (point in time): 25 


Swords to Plowshares-Veterans Discharged 

Target Population: Homeless Veterans Discharging from Institutions 


75 








PeoDle served (point in time): 75 


Compass -Family Follow-up Program 

Target Population: Homeless Families 


98 


167 





PeoDle served (point in time): 98 


Tenderloin Housing Clinic-Mental Health Case Management 

Target Population: Housing clinic tenants with mental health needs 


25 








PeoDle served (point in time): 25 


Episcopal Community Services - Shelter Follow-up 

Target Population: Homeless Adults 


75 








People served (point in time): 75 



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continuum of care 1999 grants 



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CA99-500 Santa Clara County CoC 



|Emergency Housing Consortium 



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$727,390 



[Cupertino Community Services, Inc. 



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IConcem for the Poor, Inc. 



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Community Services Agency 



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Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital 



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$831,138 



Bill Wilson Center 



SHPR 



$15,261 



Santa Clara Unified School District-Educational Options 



SHPR 



$200,534 



Emergency Hous ing Consortium 



SHP 



$205,079 



The Unity Care Group 



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|$ 102,742 



!St- Vincent de Paul Society 



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City and County of San Francisco SPC 



$4,494,000 



POOR Magazine 



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$117,755 



Swords to Plowshares 



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'San Francisco Dept. of Public Health - CSAS 



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Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, Inc. 



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$605,499 



Volunteer Legal Svcs. Program of the San Francisco Bar Assn. 



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$9,031,759 



CA99-502 Alameda County Continuum of Care Partnership 



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The Ark of Refuge, Inc. 



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|Fred Finch Youth Center 



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SHPR 



$299,408 



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City and County of San Francisco Department ot Human Services 

Housing and Homeless Programs 




Meeting with HUD Regarding San Francisco's 1999 Continuum of Care Application 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 

January 7, 2000 

Present: From HUD : Art Agnos, Steve Sacks, Maria Cramer, Larry Wuerstle, Christine Pelosi 
(HUD Office of General Counsel). On the telephone from Washington: John Garrity, 
(Director of Special Needs Office), Allison Manning, (Continuum of Care Desk Office of 
Northern California), and Cliff Tafted (?), (S+C and Section 8). 

From the Mayor's Office : George Smith, Deven Richardson, Karen Alison (legislative 
affairs), Eve Maldonado (San Francisco lobbyist in Washington). 
From City departments : Pam Davis (MOCD), Marc Trotz (DPH), Will Lightbourne 
(DHS), Maggie Donahue (DHS), Bonita Davenport (DHS), Yulitza Peraza (DHS), Barrie 
Grenell (consultant to DHS). . , 

1999 Continuum of Care Application review 

• In 1999, only two jurisdictions (places in Florida and Virginia) scored high enough to double 
their pro rata share. This was the first year that San Francisco's application secured only 
the first tier of funding. In 1998, Alameda and San Francisco both received double funding. 

• It was a very tough competition. Over 400 applicants requested $1.3 billion of McKinney 
funds, an increase over previous years, and the applicants are getting better at writing good 
applications. As a result the scoring was more rigorous than in the past. The national 
average score for applications has increased from 74 points to 77 points. San Francisco 
scored 88 (97 last year). 

HUD's Ranking Criteria - San Francisco's Continuum of Care application review 

1 Process (scored 13.75 out of 15 possible points) 

2 Strategy (scored 10.5 out of 15 possible points) 

• Continuum of Care under development narrative omitted listing specific goals and 
action steps (we noted that we had achieved most of them and they were too numerous 
to mention); 

• Omitted a discussion of permanent supportive housing (we discussed only permanent 
housing). 

• Some subpopulations were not specifically mentioned (substance abusers, person with 
AIDS). 

3 Gaps Analysis (scored 6.6 out of 10 possible points) 

• We used reliable data sources 

• The application did not break out the numbers of homeless people on the streets, in 
shelters, etc. 

4 Priority (scored 9.3 out of 10 possible points) 

5 Bonus points for activities in Empowerment Zones (EZ) and Enterprise Communities 
(EC) (scored out of 2 possible points) 

• SF had one project (Apoyo Project - Arriba Juntos) in an Enterprise Community, but we 
did not specify that that project gives "priority to" homeless individuals from that area. 
We said they were targeted, but that was not sufficient. 

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• Very few jurisdictions in the nation got these bonus points. 

• They said we should be more specific with steps to outreach that particular population, 
describing priority and location issues. 

6 Leveraging (scored 8 out of 10 possible points) 

• We received the full 5 points allowed for the narrative describing the leveraged 

- resources. To obtain the full 5 points for the amount of leveraged resources, we would 
have had to have double (200% of) our requested amount. We had about 135%. 

7 San Francisco did not maximize the "bump" that is added to the pro rata share to 
obtain the grant amount as a result of the level of renewal burden. 

• By not including all three years of funding for the renewals (we cut some down to two 
years, some to one year), this reduced our renewal burden and the one-third of this that 
they used to bump up our pro rata share was less than it could have been. 

HUD's suggestions for 2000 Continuum of Care application 

• Go to satellite training facilitated by HUD. Contact persons: Larry Wuerstle or Maria 
Cramer. 

• Youth and Veterans populations should be involved in the community process. 

• Include all renewals at full funding in order to maximize the renewal "bump." (We can 
tier them, putting them in first at one year, then a cluster for the second year, then a 
cluster for a third year.) 

• San Francisco should reconsider the 25% decrease in HUD funds as this will have the 
effect of lowering the "bump." 

• To try to capture renewal projects, which were not funded, San Francisco should try to 
extend them to at least January 1, 2001, with leftover HUD and city money (although 
some HUD money also has to be included) so that they will qualify as renewals for the 
2000 application. This would have to be done (extensions applied for and approved by 
HUD) prior to submitting the 2000 application. 

• Programs that obtained funds for rehabilitation, new construction and acquisition, have 
a commitment to continue the programs for no less than 20 years for the purpose 
specified in the application. If the facility is not operated as supportive housing or 
provide supportive services for homeless person for 10 years following the date of initial 
occupancy, HUD shall require repayment of the entire amount of grant used for 
acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction (see24 CFR Part 583.305). 

• Take a good look at your programs to see if they are really vital to the continuum. Is 
there duplication? Are there other funds that could be used to support them? 

• Read the application guidelines very carefully. Do not assume that because something 
garnered points in the past that it will work in the future. Maria Cramer suggested we pull 
in an outside reader who knows nothing about the subject but who is experienced in 
responding to RFPs. Have them review the application to ensure that it addresses all the 
points it's supposed to. 

• Don't count on getting more than our pro rata share, which is about $6. 1 million. 



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Report to the Local Board: Progress of 2000 McKinney Assessment Process 

As of January 7, 2000, the McKinney Assessment Team has conducted 16 site visits to programs 
scheduled for McKinney renewal funding in the year 2000. At each site visit, a tour of the 
facility where services are provided is conducted, the Program Manager and a direct line staff of 
the program are interviewed and, a focus group with current and former participants of the 
program is held. 

A member of the Assessment Team and formerly homeless person trained by Harder & 
Company facilitates each focus group. It has been proven that clients feel more comfortable 
expressing their feelings openly if someone whom they can relate to leads the group. Co- 
facilitators include a DHS Medi-Cal Eligibility Worker, a Local Board member, members from 
the Coalition of Homelessness and two other formerly homeless members of our community. 
Several focus groups Co-facilitators were also involved in last year's Evaluation Process 
conducted by Harder and Company. 

The final focus group and site visit will take place on January 18, 2000. At that time, assessment 
report drafts will be written and sent to the agencies for review. Sponsor agencies will have the 
opportunity to provide a one page written response that will be included in the final report to 
the Priority Panel and Local Board. No content changes will be made to any information 
obtained in the focus groups. A timeline for the completion of first drafts can not be determined 
at this time, as sponsor agencies have not been timely about submitting the program information 
requested. 

Clients of these programs have repeatedly expressed the need for more groups like this so their 
voices may be heard. They are pleased with McKinney funded programs for showing concern 
about their needs. 



FOCUS GROUP EVALUATION RESULTS 

These results are for the first 13 focus groups 

1 = not effective 

5= extremely effective 

Overall evaluation of the focus group 

1 x(l/97) 1% 

2 ii 

3 xxxxxxxxxxx (11/97) 11% 

4 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (29/97) 30% 

5 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (56/97) 58% 

Total 100% 



To what extent did you feel comfortable talking about your experience in the program 

i • * :: 

2 xx (2/97) 2% 

3 xxxxxxxxx (9/97) 9% 

4 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (23/97) 24% 

5 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (63/97) 65% 
xxxxxxxxx 

Total 100% 

Was attending this focus group useful/beneficial 

Yes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (85/97) 88% 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
No 

N/A xxxxxxx (7/97) 7% 

Other xxxxx (5/97) _5% 

Total 100% 

Comments 

■ Yes, because it let me express the way I feel about the program and how grateful I am to the 
program 

■ It was interesting to hear the other women's opinions and answers 

■ I enjoyed the group very much ., 

■ Not sure i 

■ I hope it was beneficial for your focus so that it will help women ever were 

■ Got more understanding of scope and working politics of program 

■ To tell whomever Paige and Charmaine are top notch, God Bless Them 

■ Yes, the way everybody talked together 

■ To a certain extent, h provided me to hear multiple points of views! Very useful and interesting. 

■ It was good to air out feelings and thoughts 

■ I got to learn a little bit about how programs are funded 

■ Yes, gave a chance to be honest about personal progress and evaluation 



Comments continued 

An opportunity to express my gratitude. Swords is the best!! 

I could see what others thought of the program 

Very helpful and beneficial for me 

Help me understand 

See other people with the same out of life and program as me 

Mainly because having other situations that are similar to the ones I've been through 

Yes because it is helpful to me learning about diversity and group talk. How going about 

listening to each other 

Yes it was. The group open up views, I really need to focus with the program 

1 expanded what and how things go around here and how I feel about it 

It was great to be included in any decisions of this country, county and state 

Yes, it helped me open up to others about my experience with childcare. Also, I enjoyed the 

opportunity to network with people who are in the same situation that I am. 

Made me reflect on my gratitude for Safehouse 

Yo estoy muy contenta con los servicios que ellos ofrecen y les doy las gracias 

I feel it was very beneficial because it made me realize I have truly been blessed 

It was great to hear the opinions of others 

I got the chance to express my feelings about this program to people outside of the program 

Because I think this program is very beneficial to kids 

It allowed me to share my experiences with others still in the program who might not have been 

here when I first come 

It comforting to know that there are people who are interested in our programs 

Because I was able to share my situation hoping somebody would of benefit from it 

Able to give residents that there is hope when completing the program 

I was encouraged to see others coming out of this program with success 

Everyone was able to share views and feelings openly 

It allowed me to voice my opinions and make my request known 

I feel that I learned to express what I really feel 

God Bless you guys. That you really show your support 

It gave me a chance to express about the program and some of the needs of neighborhood 

It was very good to know that there is someone out there who cares 

It shows that people do care about us the people and the community at large 

It helped me direct certain issues regarding counselors/staff 

I hope it will be useful. I will wait to see if anything comes out of it 

I feel that I was being heard and felt appreciated 

I was able to express my feelings without worrying. I learned quite a lot 

We learned other things about how we feel , "" 

Made me knowledgeable about the other groups involved 

Had a chance to express my concerns 

I think being able to share your experiences and what space you come from is a good t h i ng 

It reinforced my feelings of gratitude for Safehouse's services 

It was a good group overall. I hope the funding remains for this house 

Because I love Safehouse and want it to continue 

It was beneficial to me because I got to tell somebody about how I feel about this place 

Hopefully this group will refund this program because it is truly good and wonderful 



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"Were there any disappointments or unfulfilled expectations with the group 

Yes xxxxx (5/97) 5% 

No TncxrxyrriccFXXXXXXXic^^ (80/97) 82% 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
N/A xxxxxxxxxxxx (12/97) 12% 

Total 100% 

Comments 

I think that I really enjoyed it. It was very animated to talk about our experiences 

Well the ladies of the house, just because I just hot -here, and first program I might not now . 

what I rhink about it 

All in all it was aflright 

It was just fine to me ; * - J 

Do this here more often v - .. 

Group went fine " ! ~" 

The staff was professional and inspired a sense of trust 

The group thought about the program as I did 

This was a very good group 

Not that I can see 

It was just a tad bit long 

No, it was positive 

Just good 

Ways to improve the focus group 

■ Was great 

■ Maybe more time 

■ No, it seems pretty smooth 

■ Keep in touch with Aftercare 

■ Good. Good. Good 

■ Yes, have more groups 

■ The people in the program make the program what it is, and that's not good all the time, and 
that's not bad, just the way it is. 

■ I like the group 

■ I feel the program is wonderful • 

■ No, they were really nice n 

■ No, this has been a great experience "* 

■ Come more often and take surveys 

■ Have more surveys 

■ Group sessions is great and you gain more knowledge on h. And it's good also that we shared 
what services we had by that I learned, again from it 

■ Overall h was pretty interesting 

■ Longer time 

■ No, the focus group was fine i> ••';..," 



Ways to Improve the Focus group cont.. 



Very good job. Felt very comfortable 

There's always some room for improvement for everything/ everyone 

Just keep coming back, it helps 

No, I feel completely satisfied with what was said and done in the group 

Yes, been fair. Comes with all your bless 

No don't change a thing like it be open. Thank you and God bless the staff and the people who 

came out. Peace out 

I saw no problem with the group 

More money 

All three women where very informative and helpful to our questions, they were efficient, 

professional and very polite 

By getting more access to different housing and job search 

You did <">erfect , 

There's always room for improvement, however this focus group was excellent 

No, it was great 

No, run very well 

I think it was great 

I felt the focus group was extremely effective and having different people all together discussing 

their lives was very helpful 

I'm extremely content at this time 

It was great 

It was fine and pleasant 



City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health 




January 10, 2000 



To: Local Board 

From: Marian Pena 

Re: Dept. of Public Health Updates 

• The Action Point Adherence project opened its doors at 125-6 th Street in July of 
1999. Since that time, 100 HIV+ homeless or marginally housed people have been 
enrolled. Action Point provides support needed to promote adherence to anti-HIV 
medications. Action Point is open six days a week and will restart the enrollment 
process for 3 clients per week beginning in mid-January. There has been a 75% 
success rate with clients enrolled in the first 6 months. 

• New Community Substance Abuse Services-funded programs that opened this 
fiscal year include: 

OSHUN, a Haight Ashbury Free Clinic program that provides nonresidential 
outpatient, day treatment and prevention services for 156 homeless families in the 
Tenderloin. 

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic will provide 12 residential beds for multiply 
diagnosed homeless people as part of the TIHDI collaboration. 

Substance Abuse Services for the Older Adult (RFP 014-99) is in process of 
start up: North of Market Senior Services and Family Service Agency will provide 
support services for the target population which includes older adults at risk for 
losing their housing as a result of substance use. 

Walden House has opened 22 beds (52 total by year's end) for residential 
substance abuse services on Treasure Island serving adults who are homeless or at 
risk of homelessness. In addition, they have 10 beds for PAES clients in their 
existing program. 

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• CSAS was awarded $475,000 jto CSAS for community based detoxification services 
with medical support. CSAS will match the award with $500,000 TOD funds. Baker 
Places will deliver services. 

• The preliminary report of the Homeless Death Review for 1999 was issued in 
December. Copies of the report can be obtained by calling Eileen Shields, Public 
Information Office for DPH at 554-2507 or on the CHN website at 
http://insidechnsf.chnsf.org/. 



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^ SAN FRANCISCOXOCAL HOMF1.ESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, FEBRLARY14,2000> 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

City Hall. One Dr. Goodlett Place-Conference Room 416. San Francisco, CA 94102 



A GENDA 
Roll Call 

Adoption of the Agenda 

Adoption of the Minutes of the January 10, 2000 Meeting 

Public Comment 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FEB 1 c 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Proposed Action: Board Subcommittee Structure 

Nomination Process 
Presentation from DHS/DPH on recommendations to Board on '99 renewal projects. 



Presentation of Local Board Subcommittee Reports — 

A. Policy Committee McKinney 

Proposed action: "Should Local Board sponsor a variety of community meetings over the next six months 
for the revision of the Continuum of Care and to solicit and give information to and from the communities? " 
Proposed action: Approving RFP for 2000 McKinney 
Policy recommendation on Proposition E 

B. Funding Committee — McKinney 

C. Steering Committee 

D. Evaluation 



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Presentation of Departmental Budget Process Updates: 

A. Department of Public Health 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Mayor's Office of Housing 

D. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Public Health Marian Pena 

B. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

C. Department of Human Services Kate Durham 

D. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator George Smith 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Mayor's Office of Children. Youth & Families Tom Martin 

G. Mayor's Criminal justice Council Travis Kiyola 
Workforce Investment Act Board - Update relative to the Local Board Seat 

OLD BUSINESS 

A. Consideration and possible action relative to the update of the Continuum of Care Plan 

B. Consideration and possible action on the recommendation from the Disability Committee re 
Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act Compliance 

PUBLIC COMMENT - Comments from the public will be received at this time re matters under the 

jurisdiction of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

ADJOURN 



Upcoming subcommittee meeting s: 



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Steering 


Tuesday 


2/22 1 25 Van Ness, Room 720 


Noon to 2 PM 


Funding 


Tuesday 


2/22 25 Van Ness, Room 720 


2 PM to 4 PM 


Policy 


Thursday 


2/21 25 Van Ness, Room 720 


Noon-2 PM , 



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;SAN FRANCISC04.0CAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
JWINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 14, 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

tjl4Joo A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, February 14, 2000 in 
Room 416 of City Hall. 

CONVENED: Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3: 14 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: 

Michael Bennett, Jacky Bloom, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Yvette Robinson, 
Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Travis Kiyota, George Smith, Marian Pena, Tom Martin, Joel Lipski, 
Gene Colemen, Kate Durham DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Pending members present: MAR " 2 2000 

Rebecca Brockett, Linzie Coleman, Sam Cobbs, Joyce Miller ^ 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members Absent: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Ramona Woodruff Benson, James Brady, Edwin Wilkerson 

II. AGENDA: the Board adopted the posted agenda with time limits attached to each item. 

HI. MINUTES: By general consent, the Board adopted the January 10, 2000 meeting minutes 
with the change that Tom Martin was present. Meeting minutes circulated. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT-No public comment was heard at this time. 

V. PROPOSED ACTION ON BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE STRUCTURE. The Policy 
Subcommittee was recommended the adoption of the subcommittee structure (passed out as 
Attachment 1 ). Laura presented the background of the recommendation that this plan was 
originally formulated at last summer's retreat. It was pointed out that ad-hoc committees could 
be appointed as need presented. Roma asked that the Board examine the document for 
appropriateness to category. It was suggested that the first subcommittee be known as 
Program/Policy with the Continuum of Care broken out from the main subject. It was suggested 
that the composition of the Steering Committee should include the chairs from both Policy and 
Funding. George asked where the priority for the revision of the Continuum of Care was? Roma 
suggested that this be the Local Board's first priority. This suggestion passed unanimously. 
Laura proposed that Priority 3 in the Funding Subcommittee change to be 'development and 
completion of the yearly McKinney process as well as related projected". This change passed 
unanimously. 

PROPOSED ACTION ON NOMINATION PROCESS 

Two letters were submitted to the Board (attachment 2 &3); one to each Board member and one 
to the general community. There are two processes for reappointment, one for the Mayor's 
appointees and one for the Boards. It was emphasized that all Board members, according to City 
law, serve in their seats until they are reappointed, replaced or resign. Laura suggested that the 
four or five pending members be considered reappointments, as far as the process went. Johanna 
reported collecting information from all pending members. Motion made and accepted to have 
pending members follow process for reappointments in terms of paperwork. Terms are randomly 



assigned to 12 or 24 months. It was suggested to do a straw poll on swearing in day to determine 
length of terms. Johanna agrees to break out currently assigned seats into subcategories; as this 
has changed since Resolution 926-99 passed. The application process is open from February 14, 

2000 to March 9 th , 2000. 

Public Comment: Ann Maxwell, representing Richmond Advocates Against Homelessness, 

requested clarification regarding closing date. 

Issue was called to vote as 3:44 and passed unanimously. 

VI. DHS PRESENTION FROM MCKINNEY TECHNICAL TEAM 

Sixteen projects were not renewed under the McKinney 1999. Maggie Donahue, Mark Trotz and 
Dariush Kayhan were present as representatives from McKinney Technical Team. The team met 
to develop strategies for the 16 grant renewal projects, (attachment 4) The team was comprised 
of representatives from DHS. DCYF, MOH, Mayor's Office on Homelessness and DPH. There 
have been a few meetings over the past month. Based on their evaluation and a lot of creative 
conversations with the providers to sustain services, they have 4 recommendations. See memo, 
page 1 for recommendations. Mark Trotz reviewed the DPH projects; particularity Ashbury 
House, Cameo House and the Dolores Hotel. Safe Haven is still struggling with funding and is 
not recommended for McKinney 2000 application process. The technical team requested that the 
three above projects rank high in the priority panel. Questions were then taken from the Board. 
There was a typo on project 12. Clarity was given to the process of reapplication under a grant 
extension. HUD will give money to a project past it's termination date if the City puts in it's own 
money to keep project going for McKinney 2000 process. The City reports having the funds to 
continue the projects until McKinney 2000. HUD turned down the proposal for a no-cost 
extension so the City will have to apply for extension to get HUD monies. The projects slated 
don't need to rank high, they just need to be on the application. 

Joel Lipsky responded to a question about Cameo House. Alicia Klein is the point person on this 
project but she wasn't there. Cameo was bought with no HUD money, all local money. Cameo 
now wants to expand to a more secure building. They are in negotiation with landlord to 
continue service. They currently have 6 units at Cameo; hoping to expand to 20 single parent 
families. 

Laura asked for further clarification on criteria for rolling over projects to 2000. Maggie 
responded the priorities were: 

Capital investment, which a 20 year commitment to HUD. 
Which projects had leftover funds? 
Which projects had other funding sources? 

The real question being how are we going to fund these projects beyond 2000. Maggie suggests 
more aggressive action on identifying funding sources. There were no recommendations for 
closure. Maggie broke out, point by point, the strategies for each project and the hopes for other 
permanent funding. The employment projects are seeking Department of Labor monies. The 
seismic retrofit is seeking other sources; they don't' expect to be back on McKinney. The Conard 
House rep. Payee program will be folded into the General Fund. For Swords, Kin Valdez is 
working on getting Single Standard of Care Funds through Mental Health. DPH will be picking 
this up. Compass will be under DHS. The Shelter Follow up Program has federal monies until 

2001 and then the planning is to fold into the front-end redesign that DHS is working on. 
Gene Coleman asked where all this augmentation money was coming from? Are these things 
done or are they items under consideration? 



Maggie replied DHS is trying to fold these projects into the existing baseline. These funds 

mentioned above are not secure and are 'in negotiation' funds. Tom commented these are 

exploratory financial strategies. Gene asked how much money is exactly on 'wishlist'? Maggie 

to get back to the Board on this question. Laura requested that these numbers be brought before 

the Funding Subcommittee. The situation is already very serious for the Funding Committee and 

it was recommended to follow this discussion up at that meeting. 

Public Comment: Mary Daddio, representing WAC advocated for her program and for outpatient 

treatment for women and their children. 

The reply from the Board is that no one doubts its validity as a program; this is purely a money 

issue. 

Laura Hewlett from Employment Project at Central City Hospitality House spoke to advocate for 

her program. 

Darin from Conard House spoke and said he is in support of the DHS plan for his program. 

Kate asked if there was a timeframe for these decisions. Bonita needs to request monies before 

grant expires; some of which are the end of next month. Bonita can do this because it doesn't 

effect ranking. Marian suggest the City look at a new way of doing business. Are there places for 

potential integration? 

Laura suggested a joint meeting of policy and funding with City staff and consider the proposal 

in more detail. Agreed and meeting set to 2/22 at 2 in conference room 330A at 25 Van Ness. 

VII. PROPOSED ACTION ON COMMUNITY MEETINGS. Jennifer Grant presented this 

item. The idea was to separate the community meetings from the McKinney process, as it is so 

different this year. It is the hope that the meeting would cover a wide variety of locations and be 

geared towards the updating of the Continuum of Care plan; maybe with each meeting focusing 

on an aspect of the plan. Concern over whether or not Board could implement this. Policy 

Subcommittee to discuss. 

Issue called to question and passed unanimously. Kate reports MIS committee still meets and is 

happy to update that section of the plan and present it to the Board for review. 

POLICY RECOMMENDATION 

The Board voted unanimously to oppose Prop E. on the 3/7/00 ballot and that a letter should be 

drafted right away. Laura and Johanna to follow up on this item. 

PROPOSED ACTION OF APPROVAL OF THE RFP FOR MCKINNEY 2000. 

Barri Grenall spoke for the proposed scoring for the McKinney process (see attachment 5). DHS 

is planning a workshop on 2/29 on disability and cultural competency for prioritizing panel 

members. Barri is looking for facilitators and Jennifer Grant may have some ideas of people. 

Linzie volunteered although she was not on the Disability Subcommittee, where these 

recommendations for training originated. 

Bonita reviewed the rating standard for the RFP. A long discussion followed for item #5. It was 

noted that there was a mistake; budget for programs was to be SI 50. Rebecca had questions on 

disability access. She stated it's critical and didn't believe it was well answered last year. It was 

pointed out that there are 3 questions and they are the same from last year. 

The scoring was accepted. 

Public Comment: Gary Neubloc from Skill Center commented that the questions that should be 

asked are is this a good program? Is this good quality service for the price? 

DHS said training for both applicants and readers would be supplied. 

Kate asked what how will the priority strategy work now that money is tight? We really need to 

look for an ability to mange monies to sustain beyond McKinney. 



The issue to be examined in depth is how to train scorers for items #5 and #6. To be followed up 
on in joint meeting. The real issue is over 21 million in renewals and an expected top dollar 
amount of 9 million. 

Evaluation: The evaluation committee is meeting Tuesday at noon at 25 Van Ness. They have 5 
more evals to write and package; already did 28 projects. DHS needs to get finals back to 
agencies by Wednesday of next week and then they will be done. A request was made to have 
drafts available for Tuesday subcommittee. 
VIII Budget Update reports. 

A. DPH handed out written report (attachment 6) 

B. MOH. Joel Lipsky announced NOFA for capital subsides for permanent and transitional 
housing. This amount is between 5 and 15 million. Shooting for April. Joel will come to the 
Subcommittee meeting. Joel reports McKinney not the best place to seek funds for 
permanent housing. 

C. MOCD-No report. Gene announced that he has copies of HUD's Nat'l survey on 
Homelessness. 

D. Mayor's Office on Homelessness-Thanked the Board and Co-chairs for all their work. 
George presented a special certificate of appreciation to Board member Michael Bennett for 
his work in the Community meetings last year and his commitment to ending homelessness. 

E. MOYCF-Tom presented an RFP and encouraged applications. 

X Workforce Investment Board- Johanna to write letter to Mayor Brown and Wil Lightboume 
on behalf of the Board advocating for a homeless specific seat for Board. The Local Board has 3 
recommendations for that seat. The Board has asked George to take letter to the Mayor. Carrie 
Dipman will carry this message to the PIC public meeting. 

Johanna agrees to look into bigger room for Local Board to meet in. 

No public comment. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:21 PM. 



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Johanna Keeley 

Special Assistant to the Mayor 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Local Homeless Board Policy Evaluation Meeting 

Special Meeting FEB -|0 2000 

February 15, 2000, noon 
25 Van Ness Ave, Room 720 SAN FRANCISCO 

^AGENDA PUBLIC LIBRARY 

For discussion only: Update in the 2000 Continuum of Care assessment for programs 
scheduled for funding renewal. 

Adjournment 



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REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, March 13, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

City Hall. One Dr. Goodlett Place-Conference Room 416, San Francisco, CA 94102 

A GENDA 
Roll Call 



II. Adoption of the Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the February 14, 2000 Meeting 

IV. Public Comment 

V. Items Related to McKinney 1999 Process 



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VI. Items Related to McKinney 2000 

A. Steering Committee 

Proposed action: Names for Prioritizing Panel members 
Proposed action: Define Conflict of Interest 

B. Policy/Funding Committee 

Discussion only : proposal to separate McKinney strategy from Local Board priority. 

C. Evaluation 

VII. Subcommitte reports 

A. Policy/Funding 

Proposed action: Appoint Continuum of Care subcommittee 
Proposed action: City Attorney and Prop. E 

B. Membership 

Discussion only : Update on nomination process 

VIII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Public Health Marian Pena 

B. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

C. Department of Human Services Kate Durham 

D. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator George Smith 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families Tom Martin 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Travis Kiyota 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

Workforce Investment Board update 

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT - Comments from the public will be received at this time re 
matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

XII. ADJOURN 
Upcoming subcommittee meetings: 



Type 


l):i\ 


Date 


Location 


Time 


Steering 


Tuesday 


3/21 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


Noon to 2 PM 


Funding 


Monday 


3/20 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


2 PM to 4 PM 


Policy 


Thursday 


3/23 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


Noon-2 PM 










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/SAN FRANCISCO 4.OC AL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
.MINUTES OF THE MARCH 13, 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, March 13, 2000 in 
1 Room 416 of City Hall. 

00 CONVENED: Laura Ware convened the meeting at 3: 10 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: 

Michael Bennett, Ramona Benson, Jacky Bloom, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedcnbach, Jennifer 
Grant, Roma Guy, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Marian Pena, Tom Martin, Gene 
Colemen, Kate Durham, David Newcomer 

Pending members present: 

Rebecca Brockett, Linzie Coleman, Sam Cobbs, Mark Schwartz 

Members Absent: 

James Brady, Yvette Robinson, Edwin Wilkerson, Travis Kiyota, Joel Lipski 

II. AGENDA: the Board adopted the posted agenda with time limits attached to each item. 
HI. MINUTES: By general consent, the Board adopted the January 10, 2000 meeting minutes. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT-Jenny Friedcnbach reminded Board public comment. must be heard 
before each vote. 

Mark Schwartz: Asked Board to follow up on Declaration of a State of Emergency for Housing. 
Rita asked that that issue be tabled for next steering committee meeting. 

V. MCKINNEY 1999-No representative from City McKinney Technical team present so item 
was passed. 

VI. ITEMS RELATED TO MCKINNEY 2000 

The Local Board, in coordination with Dept. of Human Services, is responsible for the formation 
and training of the priority panel. No update on current status of applications was available. 
The steering committee recommend that all Local Board members with conflicts of interest step 
aside. Bonita Davenport from DHS read the conflict of interest form DHS developed for Panel 
members. Besides no conflict of interest with project sponsors, the Board recommends 
representation from low-income neighborhoods and experience in the rating categories. Bonita 
Davenport, DHS, asked if residency was an issue? Is that legal? Do we seek guidance from City 
Attorney? In the past, the Board has always used the word 'prefers' about living in San 
Francisco. A member doesn't have to live in San Francisco but should have experience in SF 
community. 

A Final recommendation is Priority Panel members be familiar with cultural competency and 
disability/ADA issues. 

The Board is behind in collecting names and all Board members agreed to call Bonita by Friday 
with names. Names nominated at that time were Kathy Garza, Becky Mosacki from Asian 
Women's Shelter. Rebecca asked how many names we have now? Bonita savs 12_and wouldlikc 

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20 more. As a guiding principal, the Board members should try to find nominees who reflect the 

seats they hold but don't limit it to just that. 

Michael Bennett suggests the Board create written guidelines. 

Conflict of interest: 

The following Board members state conflict of interest: Ramona Benson, Michael Bennett, Jacky 

Bloom, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, :Laura Ware, Rita Semel, Sam Cobbs, Linzie 

Coleman, Rebecca Brockett. 

Non-conflicted members are: George Smith, Gene Coleman, Mark Schwartz (pending) , Jenny F. 

Do City members conflict? Some thought yes, some no. George states process should be as clean 

as possible; particularly this year when there is so much at stake. Jenny F. feels all City members 

from Dept with monies involved should step out. Rebecca notes with this many Board members 

conflicted, its' going to be really difficult. Can we have Board members available in some other 

capacity. Maybe as guides to process? 

Carrie proposed, "Local Board members who have a conflict or recent priority panel members 

should be available at training of current priority panel members to provide technical assistance 

for McKinney 2000 ranking process". The original proposal read at time of ranking too but that 

was removed after discussion. 

Discussion followed this proposal. 

Public Comment: 

Bonita commented that this was the first year we had anything in writing. She supports the idea 

of a written policy for priority panel. 

George responded that the Board will create written procedures. 

Barri Grenall asked if Jenny F. was conflicted due to HOMEWORC? No, HOMEWORC is 

Arriba Juntos. 

Vote called: 

In favor: Jacky Bloom, Roma Guy, Marian Pena, Kate Durham, Laura Ware, Gene Coleman, 

Carrie Dipman, Michael Bennett, Ramona Benson. 

Opposed: George Smith, Rita Semel, Tom Martin 

Abstain: Jenny Friedcnbach. 

Item to be slated for steering committee. 

VI. RFP Packet. 

Maggie Donahue from DHS gave update on McKinney 2000 NOFA. DHS, in partnership with 

MOCD, Mayor's Office, formed a technical team. First meeting was last Friday. The team will 

provide technical assistance to Priority Panel and Local Board for strategies for McKinney 2000. 

It will support Bonita and Barri in McKinney process. It will also review the 24 proposals for 

renewal for 2000 for alternative funding sources. Kim Ferguson will be representative from 

MOCD. They have already started a line by line analysis of where focus should be. Kim is the 

interpreter of the language. Bonita will facilitate, Barri will write. The goal is to create strongest 

application possible. They will try to meet weekly on Fridays. 

Maggie also announced a HUD satellite training on March 29 th ' 450 Golden Gate, 10 AM 

and said Board should be there. She reported a group is going to Washington, DC to lobby. Is 

there community representation? Asked Jenny? Yes. Jenny F. asked why is are there two 

committees-this technical team and the Board's funding committee-doing the same thing? 

Maggie said her understanding is the Local Board has asked the City to examine these issues and 

develop alternative funding streams and report back to Local Board. Trying to have 



complimentary meetings, not conflicting. They are also working on the 'hold harmless 1 clause 

that may give SF extra monies. The McKinney pot is 850 million; no increase from last year. 

Laura requested the time line for a report back on alternative funding. Maggie reports working 

on a tight timeline. Laura repeated and restated the Board's resolution that permanent housing 

would be first priority but McKinney 2000 strategy will be informed by the language of the 

NOFA and recommendation from technical team. 

Bonita requests a Board member at Bidder's conference. Gene Coleman will represent. 

George requests copies of the NOFA for all Board members and project sponsors. 

Evaluation 

Bonita reports Harder and Co. evaluation of renewal projects will be available in one week. 

Roma asked for copies to be distributed to the Board one week before next Board meeting. 

Bonita has no further info on evaluation and Johanna will attach two pages summation of 

findings from sponsor agencies to notes 

V. 1999 McKINNEY 

The City has launched intensive lobbying around Dept. of Labor grant. They will know results in 

mid-April. This was a one million for CHEFS, Arriba Juntos, etc. The City agreed to bridge gaps 

for the identified non-renewed '99 McKinney projects. They are also working with Food Stamps, 

etc to try and access more federal dollars. Swords got an additional grant. A question of where 

employment programs will fit in the future was raised. Laura asked if any 1999 programs closed? 

No, reports Maggie, but Seismic retrofit is totally gone from McKinney picture. Maggie suggests 

employment programs increase collaborative working and provide leadership and advocacy for 

funding. 

No information available about DPH/transitional housing projects. 

VII. CONTINUUM OF CARE SUBCOMMITTEE 

Roma wrote a two page memo outlining her ideas for the Continuum of Care planning process 

that she outlined in a meeting with Johanna and Janet Morrow, a potential Continuum of Care 

intern. Roma points out that this is a rough draft only. The main points arc that she can have 

student, supervised by her and Johanna, be available for background work in gathering data. She 

points out that the original Continuum of Care started with data collection. The other main point 

is to examine all the policies effecting homelessness currently. 

Rita thanked Roma for her commitment. 

Rita called for a Continuum of Care subcommittee: 

The Committee will consist of: Michael Bennett, Jenny Fricdenbach, Tom Martin, Carrie 

Dipman, George Smith, Ramona Benson, Kate Durham, Sam Cobbs, Gene Coleman, Linzie 

Coleman, Rita Semel, Laura Ware 

Public Comment: 

Toby Levine: She was impressed by Continuum of Care 5 years ago when she sat on Planning 

Commission She suggests the Local Board should put input into housing study called for by 

Board of Supervisors. 

Juanita Johnson: Spoke in favor of the Update of Continuum of Care. 

Karen Fishkin: From Haight Council. Do we have an update on Continuum of Care yet? 

No, Rita asked her to give address to Johanna and we will provide a copy of current Continuum 

of Care to her. 

CITY ATTORNEY-Laura will follow up with this item on status. 



VII. NOMINATION PROCESS. 

Rita reviewed the recommendations from the membership subcommittee meeting of 3.10. 

The Board welcomed new member David Newcomer, representing the Commission on the 

Aging. 

The first issue raised was where Rita Semel and Jennifer Friedenbach, the two at-large members 

are in the new seating arrangements as their seats were removed. George recommends Rita to the 

neighborhood seat and Jenny to the advocate/legal seat. He expressed his wish for everyone to 

remain in some way on the Board. It was discussed that do we need a lawyer to have legal 

expertise for the Board. Some thought yes; others no. It was also suggested to move Ramona to 

Provider, Jenny to Advocacy and Bob Nelson to a Mission Neighborhood seat. Ramona pointed 

out that Board made a previous recommendation from the membership meeting to have a 

Latino/a represent that neighborhood. Jenny was asked if she had legal expertise. She is 

experienced in SSI, welfare rights, CAPP and CALWORKS issues and would feel comfortable 

in the seat. Carrie D. reports she got no response from HAP about getting someone from their 

office. 

Issue was voted on. Jenny recommended into seat unanimously, except for one abstention, 

Jenny. 

Rita was then voted as a recommendation for the neighborhood seat. 

Requests for more information on neighborhood seats was asked for. George replied he considers 

the neighborhood seats at large so that they can be flexible. Michael B. asked for a vision behind 

the creation of the seat and asked for representation from Vistacion Valley. George replied that 

those concerns were hopefully brought to the table by a Bayview seat, as well as Michael himself 

representing that neighborhood. Tom M. recommended Cathy Garza but she's a City employee. 

Public Comment: 

1. Joyce Miller asked where Tenderloin representation was? 

George Smith replied that most service providers work out of the Tenderloin and that he feels 

that neighborhood is well represented. 

2. Karen Fishkin said she doesn't understand neighborhood scats. 

George replied that we are trying to get a broad representation of neighborhoods. 
Marian P. asked if the Board was trying to get people who represented homeless people? 
George replied that the charge of the Board is also to educate the public and encourage real 
neighborhood process and facilitation. 

3. Toby Maguire. Commented that the meeting time is difficult for working people from the 
neighborhoods to get to. She suggested maybe sub-groups from neighborhoods do presentations 
or the Board could come to the neighborhoods? A neighbor doesn't have to sit on the Board to 
participate. 

Rita said she echoed her sentiments exactly; that the Local Board would like to travel. 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

Gene passed out a report from MOCD. A preliminary program plan 

Kate Durham passed out a DHS report. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Carrie reported about the Local Workforce Investment Fund. Said Local Transitional Board is 

trying to get more non-profit participation. The Local Board should consider its recommendation 

to this Board well; as they too have conflicts of interest. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:2 1 PM. 

Notes recorded by Johanna Kecley, Special Assistant to the Mayor 



DOCUMENTS DE 
MAY - 3 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD SAN FRANCISCO 
MINUTES OF THE APRIL 10, 2000 REGULAR MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, April 10, 2000 in 

Room 416 of City Hall. 

CONVENED: Laura Ware convened the meeting at 3:09 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: 

Michael Bennett, Ramona Benson. Jacky Bloom. Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach. Jennifer 
Grant, Roma Guy, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Tom Martin, 
Gene Colemen, Kate Durham, Alicia Klein for Joel Lipski 

Pending members present: 

Rebecca Brockett. Linzie Coleman, Sam Cobbs, Mark Schwartz, Gail Gilman, Bob Nelson, 

Joyce Miller 

Members Absent: 

James Brady, Yvette Robinson, Edwin Wilkerson, Travis Kiyota 

II. AGENDA: The Board adopted the agenda with the change of items VII and VIII being 
moved to after IX. 

III. MINUTES: By general consent, the Board adopted the March 13, 2000 meeting minutes. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT-Devra Edelman from the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council 
presented a proposal to the Board about establishing a Community Way Station in the Haight. 
She asked for a letter of support and this issue will be passed to the Steering Sub-committee 

V. A. PRESENTATION OF THE PRIORITY PANEL 

Pam David, Director of MOCD, presented the process for the priority panel for this year's 
McKinney competition. The Priority Panel was chosen with input from the Board and was 
designed for a balance between profit, non-profit, housing, business, consumers and City staff. 
All non-conflicted Board members participated. Three sub-committees were formed: Supportive 
serviced/employment. Transitional housing and Permanent housing. This k different from the 
four groups last year and reflects the number of proposals. All Priority Panel members attended a 
four-hour training. A non-conflicted Board member briefed the Panel on responsibilities and 
guidelines from the Board's perspective. Pam presented the scoring tool. One point penalties 
were assessed for missing any mandatory trainings and 5 points were assessed for one day late; 
10 points for two days late. This is an important and new step in the process. The City needed to 
send a strong signal to help the recognition of the competitive nature of this funding. The 
deliberations are already underway. The Priority Panel will rank the projects. After that, the 
City's technical team and non-conflicted Board members review the ranking, in order to 
maximize every dollar. Every effort will be made to uphold the priorities set by the panel. The 
final ranking with be reviewed by non-conflicted Board members on May 3, 2000. Each project 
sponsor will have an opportunity to present their program at the start of each subcommittee 
deliberations. This is an opportunity to expand or highlight their proposals; the basic information 



needed should be in written application. All deliberations meetings are closed and next 
opportunity for public comment will be the next open Board meeting on May 8 . 
Jennifer asked if Technical Team members are conflicted too? Pam replied that maybe and she'll 
look into that. City employees aren't conflicted unless they directly receive McKinney funds. 
Pam reports that a delegation will be going to Washington, DC to advocate for greater McKinney 
dollars. If there are any changes in the Priority Panel, they will be announced May 3 rd . 

V. B. A special closed Board meeting will be held May 3 rd for presentation of the ranking for the 
non-conflicted Local Board members. By May, we hope to have many more non-conflicted 
Board members. 

V. C. Rita Semel presented the recommendations from the Continuum of Care sub-committee. 
The Board hopes to have a working draft in 6 months. Rita reviewed the Continuum of Care 
memo. The sub-committees should be scheduled for April, with a first meeting to happen in 
May. The nominated co-chairs should actively try and seek out members for their sub- 
committees but the whole Board should participate in doing outreach for participation in the 
update. MOCD is looking into staffing the process with planning money; available starting July 
1 . The sub-committees should all coordinate with Johanna and have meetings at 25 Van Ness, 
whenever possible. Outreach will be critical for an effective update. 

Public Comment: 

Juanita Johnson from Cameo House volunteered for Housing 

Ellouise Patten from Young Community Development volunteered for Prevention and Civil 

Rights 

Terry from Swords to Plowshare volunteered 

Barbara Solomon from Episcopal volunteered for Housing and Support Services 

Helen Mier from Compass volunteered herself and staff for housing. 

The draft for the concept of the update of Continuum of Care was voted and approved. 

VI. ORIENTATION AND TRAINING FOR NEW LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS 

Johanna presented a draft of the suggested training for new Local Board members. A group 
training was suggested, along with a packet. The packet would include the Continuum of Care, 
information about the history and formation of the Board, by-laws, Robert's Rules of Orders, a 
list of fellow Board members and a conflict on interest form, to be updated annually. A thorough 
orientation is needed so that the Board members can feel fully informed before more difficult 
decisions have to be made. Both Tom Martin and Gene Coleman volunteered to help with 
orientation. 
The draft for orientation and training for new members was voted and approved. 

V. C. GAPS Analysis 

Barri Grenall presented the latest update from Harder regarding the GAPS analysis, used in the 
McKinney 2000 application. She reviewed the assumptions and the numbers. The inventory 
minus the need is supposed to give the GAP and that will influence whether the City sets the 
priority as high, medium or low. Currently, we have mostly high priorities, which is ok; as long 
as it is well justified to HUD. Suggestions included removing the permanent housing line. A 
recommendation to continue to seek out local numbers was expressed and to use these numbers 
wherever possible. Barri should see shelter surveys. 



The Priority Panel was supposed to use the GAPS analysis as a guide and can, as long as it's 
understood that it's a work in progress. Great care needs to be taken over what definition of 
homeless is; HUD's, SHP's? The City is working on trying to provide some accurate numbers 
for the application. The Office on Homelessness will be attempting a count of the street and 
shelter population on April 27. All help will be appreciated. Sam reiterated that the City must 
remember to consider youth in planning 
Public Comment: 

Ellouise Patten asked that Bayview not be neglected in the count 
Darin Lewis asked for community input into the plan. 

IX. FRONT-END REDESIGN OF THE SHELTER SYSTEM 

Will Lightboume was invited to speak about the redesign of the shelter system. Before he 
started, Laura Ware set the stage and advised all present that we were all there to listen carefully, 
try to understand the plan presented and ask questions. No decisions on anything will be made 
today. 

Will said he would be brief and that he brought other key members from City departments with 
him. He reported that staff from critical departments have been meeting to discuss integrating 
existing services with an eye toward incremental capacity expansion where needed. The City is 
in the process of trying to move the process from staff thoughts to policy recommendations. Now 
is the time for various stakeholders to become involved in consultation for critical feedback. 
There is no timetable for this. The Local Board plays many roles in this; some are active as City 
employees in these meetings and some are informed at the Board meetings. Will wants to work 
on a schedule to bring the process back to the Board as it develops to get formal feedback. With 
that, he introduced Maggie Donahue. 

Maggie reports this a continuing conversation with the public. The City has been talking about 
this since the catalyst event of the Accessibility to Shelter report in August '99. Of particular 
concern is the ability of people with severe mental illness. She views this as the start of the 
rethinking process and examining the relevance of current programs. When the City built its 
shelters 10 years ago, they did this with the idea that homelessness was a temporary problem. 
Clearly, this isn't the case. There has been a real lack of affordable housing, particularly in the 
last three years. Now the time is right. DHS approached DPH to facilitate increased integration 
and pathways out of the emergency shelters. There are too many people in jails, ER's, etc that 
are recycling through the system with poor outcomes. The City wants a public dialogue with 
various stakeholders; the Local Board, consumers, service providers. The City is iooking at three 
components and they are looking for public dialogue in all these aspects. The first is the front 
end in specific regard to outreach and discharge policies from the hospitals. We would like more 
aggressive discharge policies. The second is to evaluate the service model in shelters. Our 
shelters have become housing. How do we improve outcomes? What do we want to change? The 
third area is increased opportunity for housing stabilization. How do we use our SRO stock? 
Other affordable housing and support systems? We may always disagree on some things but we 
believe what we have doesn't work as well as it can. We need to come together in our thinking. 
Maggie hopes to lead this discussion. 
Comment from the Board: 

Rita: Do you actually have a plan? Has anything been developed? What can you tell us? 
Will wouldn't characterize it as a plan. It's probably a month or so premature to show the plan 
right now. We hope to bring this dialogue from the Board into the plan. 



Anne Kronenberg from. DPH remains very excited about the level of cooperation between 

departments and agrees with Will. This is a work in progress. There is no plan. We spent many 

months just developing consensus on focus areas. Anne views DPH as doing the staff work and 

recommendation to the public. 

Jenny: The reality is there was no community input. This all started from the community doing a 

freedom of information act. You were asked to present to this body; that wasn't part of your 

plan. It just looks idiotic. To say there is no plan and no timeline is just pitiful. She had expected 

to hear a real plan today. Input means input from the beginning. Input means getting ideas from 

the community, staffing those ideas and then it becomes policy; not the other way around. This is 

just not okay. 

Will: When we respond to a Freedom of Information Act, it reflects lots of different departments 

and levels of scenarios. Levels of thinking get started somewhere. None of these have consensus. 

The Coalition was briefed on this issue months ago in January-weren't you there? Nothing was 

concealed, nothing was hidden. Will would like critical comment and then it's the department's 

decision what to recommend to the Mayor. He does not accept the characterization. 

Roma: She can see why people are upset. This needs to be incorporated into the Continuum of 

Care plan. Otherwise, it's too fragmented. The Local Board made assumptions and now they 

don't blend. Has this issue been brought to a Commission level? 

Will: It's purely at a staff level except for the Master lease expansion. We are looking at 

increased coordination of outreach teams. The movement will be incremental. The Continuum of 

Care and this plan needs to be synergistic. Will hopes this may become an interdepartmental 

work in progress. We also need to be looking at AB 2034; a mental health bill in Sacramento. 

Hopefully, if passed, it will increase dollars available in San Francisco. AB 2034 could help 

develop supportive environments for SSI recipients in shelters. The City needs to be responsive 

and integrative in all these facets. 

Roma asked how the stakeholders interact. Is it an opinion? An influence? 

Will reports Maggie will be the lead person. DHS does interact with the service provider 

network. We've been operating collaboratively. 

Anne said she hears the anger from Jenny. From a health and my perspective, it seemed like a 

natural merge to talk. All this really started at the winter shelter group George put together. This 

is a series of discussions that have evolved over time. We know healthcare needs aren't being 

met in the shelter. Homelessness is probably worse than it was, not better. She saw a great unmet 

need and opportunity for dialogue. 

Rita comments she is very upset at not being included in the conversations for month. Staff from 

these departments sat in these meetings and didn't speak. Yes, she was briefed months ago but 

not a word from the City since! And here we go with the Continuum of Care. In the spirit of 

cooperation, why didn't anyone say anything? 

Anne responded that it's gaps like this as to why she is on the Board, because of these 

discussions and her work with the SRO collaborative. She apologized. 

Laura asked if Will could speak directly to the CAAP program? 

Will responded that there is nothing firm at this point. The thinking was similar to the process in 

substance abuse programs where they pay a certain percentage. We are looking at is as one 

possibility in a range of possibilities. Will hopes this will provide input into the Continuum of 

Care, not create a parallel agenda. 

Gene Coleman asked -exactly what the role of this Board is when City departments don't reveal 

information. This is information is fundamental to our process and I don't want our time wasted. 



Jennifer Grant pointed out that if information from emergency shelters was given, no one 

included the domestic violence shelters. 

Will says only major shelters were consulted. 

George Smith said he'd been at this meeting where Maggie briefed the Local Board co-chairs. 

He feels these are strategy building ideas. For the first time in a long time. City departments are 

working together. We need to leam from our mistakes and move forward. He is there to listen 

and build a collaborative effort. 

Ramona stated the Local Board members who had this information should be held accountable. 

She is very frustrated; particularly that this is the first time she's heard about this. When, and at 

what level, will recipients be involved? The answers I'm hearing aren't okay. 

Will responded that in the next month or two, we'll have constructive dialogues. However, he 

doesn't believe we may ever have consensus. 

Carrie commented that when we are ready for an active engagement of the Local Board, she 

would like a one page bullet on ideas. I haven't heard a single concrete idea. I hope when we do 

this, you'll be open to creative concepts on the spot. 

Will agreed. He shies away from words like strategic planning because it sounds grandiose and 

not supported by reality. For the past year, the City has been trying to tighten and coordinate 

services. It's always a work in progress. We will inform the Board as it develops, not all at once. 

Public Comment: 

Darrin Lewis, Coalition on Homelessness (COH): City departments don't decide policy. They 

are supposed to represent the people. The City staff don't get paid for ideas; you come to the 

community for ideas. If you pay for shelter, it's no longer a shelter. 

Whirlwind Dreamer: I represent only myself. Meeting behind closed doors is unconstitutional 

and violates Prop G. This is just more of the Homeless Industrial Complex; making money off 

poor people. 

Bennie Joyner, Poor Magazine: Expressed opposition to shelter redesign plan. The plans smack 

of Guilani. The City needs to consult, not make presumptions based on political expedience that 

serves only certain interests. 

Joseph Bolden, Poor Magazine: We have goons in LA and NYC, now we have goons in SF. This 

is just an end run on Prop E so we can have prison run shelters. Worse than Amos Brown. This 

won't work; will backfire. 

Steve Bingham, Bay Area Legal Aid: Wanted to comment on secretive nature of project. He's 

worked with DHS on many areas and this process looks really bad. He thinks DHS was under 

instructions from the Mayor to have this plan fully developed before anyone could look at it. 

Please ask the Mayor for a full moratorium on all conversation. He knows a lot was not put down 

on paper. Not proper with Proposition E. 

Alison Lum, COH: Thanked the Local Board for putting this on so the community can try to get 

answers. It was the COH that put out the Freedom of Information Act and COH that distributed 

this information. The City wasn't prepared for this because it didn't' think it would get caught. 

This is in defiance of the Sunshine act. She hopes now we can work together. Looks like a plan 

to her and it's pretty insulting to say it isn't a plan. COH is all for changing the shelter system 

too. 

Manny Morales, represents homeless of UN Plaza: The shelter system needs to be reformed. Call 

us guests and treat us as guests. Homeless people want to help out and are here to help and this 

doesn't look so good- 



Michele Stefano: Only recently new to homelessness policy. Feels shocked and confused. IHSS 
program provides assistance to aged, blind and disabled in shelters. This is trying to be taken 
away. We should be cautious and aware of state legislation. 

Rita closed public comment with thanks to all the participants and notes this was informational 
only and will be followed up on in the Policy Subcommittee, which is open to the public. 

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NOFA 

Alicia Klein reports the senior housing NOFA will be issued on April 26 th . The first application 
deadline is June 15 th . After that, it's first come, first served. The next few NOFA's are feasibility. 
MOH is hoping to attract potential flinders who may want to do housing. There is also the 
Supportive Housing NOFA and the Family Housing NOFA, both set for early May. She would 
love input from the Local Board on priorities. This will be scheduled for action at the Funding 
Committee meeting and Alicia was invited to bring last year's NOFA information. 

X. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

Mayor's Office on Homelessness: George reports that once the Mayor makes his appointments 

to the Local Board, it will be faxed out. We hope to have this done by May 8 th . If anyone wants 

information, please call him. 

Department of Public Health: Anne announced the SRO Task Force will have it's first meeting 

April 24 th from 1-3 PM at Room 278, City Hall. She hopes to be discussing permanent housing. 

Mayor's Office on Community Development: The Community Block Grant Program is the 

Finance Committee. Please come and testify in support of its programs. 

Mayor's Office of Children. Youth and their Families: They received 192 proposals in response 

to their RFP. They had 72 readers with 13 million to be granted out. Their recommendations are 

almost ready for the Mayor. Reiterated Sam's commitment to youth. 

No update on Workforce Update. 

Conflict of Interest draft will be discussed in Policy Subcommittee 

Laura Ware announced Jacky Bloom's last meeting with the Board, as she is stepping down this 

month and Gail Gilman will be coming on. Johanna announced Mayor has certificates for those 

members stepping down. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:21 PM. 




Notes recorded by Johanna Keeley, Special Assistant to the Mayor 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, May 8, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

City Hall. One Dr. Goodlett Place-Conference Room 416, San Francisco. CA 94102 

AGENDA 
Roll Call 
Adoption of the Agenda 



III. 



IV. 



VI. 



VIII 



IX. 



XI. 
X. 

XI. 

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Introductions to new Board members. Random selection to one or two year terms. 
Farewell to departing Board members. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Adoption of the Minutes of the April 10, 2000 Meeting 

MM - 3 2000 

Public Comment 

SAN FRANCISCO 
McKinney 2000 PUBLIC LIBRARY 

For discussion only: Presentation of McKinney 2000 Final Ranking-Gene Coleman/Kim Fergison MOCD 
For action; Formal acknowledgement of the work of the Priority Panel 
Subcommittee reports 

A. Steering 

For action: Letters of Support For Orlando House and Haight-Ashbury Way Station * 

For discussion only: Updating by-laws* 

For action: Orientation and Training for New Board members* 

For action: Continuum of Care subcommittee structure* 

B. Policy 

For discussion and possible action: Shelter redesign subcommittee from CoC subcommittee 
For action: Outreach and scheduling plan for Continuum of Care subcommittees 

C. Funding 

For discussion only: Strategies/or non-funded McKinney 2000 projects 

Ideas for identifying funding streams other than McKinney 
For discussion only: Recommendations/or MOH NOFA 
Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Mayor's Office of Housing 

C. Department of Human Services 

D. Department of Public Health 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Commission on the Aging 
OLD BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 
ADJOURN 
Documents available at meeting. 



George Smith 
Joel Lipski 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Gene Coleman 
Tom Martin 
Travis Kiyota 
David Newcomer 



Upcoming subcommittee meetings: 



Type 


Dav 


Date | Location 


Time 


Steering 


Tuesday 


5/23 


25 Van Ness. Room 720 


Noon to 2 PM 


Funding 


Monday 


5/15 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


2 PM to 4 PM 


Policy 


Wednesday 


5/17 


25 Van Ness. Room 720 


Noon-2 PM 


Housing CoC 


Fndav 


5/12 


25 Van Ness, 6* Floor 


10 AM to Noon 



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TRANSLATION SERVICES 
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are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
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Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
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554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PU B LIC COM MEN T TO THE L OCAL HOMELESS BOAR D 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JUN - 6 2000 

JSAN FRANCISCO^OCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD SAN FRANCISCO 
JVIINUTES OF THE MAY 8, 2000 REGULAR MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, April 10, 2000 in 

Room 416 of City Hall. 

CONVENED: Laura Ware and Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:06 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: 

Mauricio Aviles, Johnny Baskerville, Ramona Benson, Rebecca Brockert, Barbara Brown, Sam 

Cobbs, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Barry 

Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura 

Ware, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Gene Colemen, Kate Durham, Joel Lipski, David 

Newcomer 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Members Absent: 

Steven Blackburn, Michael Bennett, Tom Martin, Travis Kiyota JUN - 6 



II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. SAN FRANCISCC 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

III. INTRODUCTIONS: The Board members each individually introduced themselves. 
They randomly selected a number, which assigned them to a one or two year term. Two year 
terms members: Johnny Baskerville, Rebecca Brockert, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, 
Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Manny Morales, Yvette 
Robinson, Laura Ware and Rita Semel. One year term members: Mauricio Aviles, Ramona 
Benson, Michael Bennett, Steven Blackburn, Sam Cobbs, Jennifer Grant, Joyce Miller and Bob 
Nelson. Formal recognition was given to the departing Board members with certificates of 
appreciation. James Brady accepted his certificate in person from Laura Ware. Edwin Wilkerson 
and Jacky Bloom also received certificates and these will be mailed. 

IV. MINUTES: The minutes of the April 10 th Board meeting was agreed on. 

V. PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment at this time. 

VI. PRESENTATION ON MCKINNEY 2000. Gene Coleman and Kim Fergison, from the 
Mayor's Office on Community Development presented. To simplify the process this year, 3 
priority panel sub-groups were created to review proposals; permanent housing, transitional 
housing and supportive services. Care was used to ensure a non-conflicted Local Board member 
was in each sub-group. The Priority Panel was trained as a group and met on three different 
occasions. The Technical Team and non-conflicted Board members then met and reviewed. In 
the end, that group made no adjustments to the ranking. Gene commended the panel for an 
official thank you for a job well done. The bad news is the City is expected 8.1 million with 18 
million in renewals. The group first ranked the projects and then tiered them according to first, 
second or third year of funding. At the bottom were programs that didn't meet qualifications or 
could be deferred or could get money from the other sources. Integrated Services Network has 
HUD funds until 12/31/00 and so only needed one day of funding to qualify it for next year's 
round. We are submitted a proposal for 31 million. There is still a chance that Shelter Plus Care 



could be removed from this year's application. Fred Conner from HUD said there is bi-partisan 

support in Congress to remove it on a yearly basis, not permanent. We won't know on this until 

almost the end of the year. 

Kim Fergison then spoke to the tiering. We are fairly sure that we will be funded to project 12 

for one year. This doesn't include other formulas (the bump). If all went really well; we could 

get funding up until project 43. Projects 1-75 come up three times before project 76 comes in. It 

was tiered this way to keep most of the projects in at one year of funding. Kim explained the 

250,000 'free money' bonus applicants get if they put a new permanent housing application at 

the top of the tiering. Kim recommends that projects 77-81 meet with City departments to look at 

other sources of funding for them. 

Kim also recommends official commendation to all 21 Priority Panel members. 

A correction was then offered that it's 7.1 million that bottom line expected and that carries the 

City through project 8. We cannot tier Shelter Plus Care. We could get up to 16 million, which 

again, funds through Project 43. 

Rita Semel noted the Board has no jurisdiction to change. She thanked Kim, Gene and the staff 

at DHS for all their work. 

Public Comment: 

Dariush Kayhan from DHS Thanked the Priority Panel. He recommends funding 5 units, not 4 

under project #1, Hotel Isabel. It would raise the cost to 280,000 but then we would leave no 

money on the table. How much really would the 30K saved go on the list. 

Darin Lounds from Conard House. Wanted the Board to know that Conard is funded through 

CMH, not CSAS. Are the deliberations of the Priority Panel public? 

Johanna replied that yes, they are and she will get him the information. 

Rebecca Brockert asked for clarification? The 'rosy scenario' is 16 million to project 43? The 

bad scenario is 7.1 through project 8? 

Yes, and the City will probably get most programs in for one year of funding and the top few for 

two years. 

Michael Blecker from Swords Asked for clarification on how to understand the document. What 

does one year of funding mean? 

Kim replied that it meant that if an agency choose to, it could come back to McKinney for 

another year. 

Laura Ware asked if any specific policy recommendations resulted from this process? 

Kim replied that she recommended the City turn it's attention to the bottom of the list programs 

first. The City, the agencies involved and the Local Board either need to redesign programs or 

seek other funding. 

Barrie Grenall recommended doing a 'post-mortem' on the process this year; as to what worked 

and what didn't. 

Rita recommended that as an excellent and the issue was moved to the Steering Committee. 

Shirley Monaco from Northern California Service League asked if we are aware of Senator 

Burton Task Force on Homelessness, especially in regard to transitional housing? 

VII SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. STEERING- Johanna read the draft letter of support for the Haight-Ashbury 

Way Station. It was voted and accepted by a unanimous vote. The letter of support for the 
program formerly known as Orlando House was then considered. It was requested to change 



address of letter to HUD. A few other edits were suggested and accepted. // was voted on and 

accepted with Sam Cobbs abstaining from the vote. 

The by-laws were then considered. Johanna had edited them and added the additional Board 

seats created by new legislation. The issue was moved to Policy Committee 

Board members were provided a copy of the draft for the orientation and training of new 

Board members. The Board wishes to pay attention to the needs of the new members and provide 

them with a solid context to begin their terms. The document was accepted and Rita and Laura 

will confer on the best time to have the internal meeting. 

Continuum of Care. The Steering Committee recommended Communication as a subcommittee 

for the structure of the Continuum of Care. Laura gave the history behind the creation of this 

subcommittee. The Communications Subcommittee, chaired by Sam Cobbs and Tom Martin will 

be dealing with issues of communication between the Board, City Departments, the Mayor and 

the Board of Supervisors. These are longstanding issues, which have never been effectively 

addressed and come up repeatedly under different topics. The question was raised if there are 

now too many subcommittee and could there be a possibility of folding some committees under 

others. The shelter strengthening subcommittee was also explained. The idea for the original 7 

subcommittee was reviewed. 

Kate Durham raised the issue of having to leave as chair of MIS group due to commitment to 

shelter group. Rebecca felt the MIS group was a big job and would love to see staff hired to 

address this gap. Roma suggested Nancy Comora as co-chair. Kate expressed that the whole 

update of the Continuum of Care needs a staff member and that the Board should prioritize this. 

Staffing has been previously raised as an issue and the Board would like to put out a general call 

to the City departments for staffing. Other Board members agree on the need for staffing. This is 

besides Jane from DHS and potential monies from MOCD in July. What process could we start 

now towards getting a staff member? What is the action step the Board needs to take? We don't 

want to end up backtracking. 

Maybe the communication subcommittee could track the Continuum of Care process? No, their 

task is difficult enough. 

Gene suggested creating a draft work plan for the coordinator/consultant. This was agreed on and 

Johanna will add it to the Steering Committee agenda. Barry Hermanson commented that we 

need to keep our meeting to a bare minimum as some people on the Board are donating their 

time. 

Rita replied that we have to start from where the old Continuum of Care left off. The current 

subcommittees will have to meet at least once. After one or two meetings, that may change. 

Barry asked for a date to review amount of meetings. July was selected. 

Bob Nelson said we should be clear on what's a time-limited committee and what's a standing 

committee. 

Johanna replied that she was already passing around a sign up sheet for committees that 

delineated between the two types of committees. 

B. Policy 

Rita reviewed the policy notes. No comments. 

C. Funding 

Laura points out that this committee would really like to direct it's energies towards employment 
projects going to Workforce Investment Act for funding. George Smith said the Board should be 
open to all fundraising ideas; like a concert for the homeless or linkages to the business 
community. Events take a great deal of work and coordination but the Board should remain open 



to them. Additionally, Trent Rhorer from DHS will be next Funding Subcommittee meeting. 
Laura extended an open invite to the Board to attend. 

MOH NOFA. Joel Lipski from Mayor's Office on Housing spoke about their NOFA process. He 
invited anyone during the next week to think about what they would like to see about 4 million in 
capital go towards. Capital can be used to build a site, study a site or permanent housing for 
singles or families. Joel requests ideas be focused and would like people to communicate their 
most important wish. One suggestion he's already had is transitional housing for not-yet- 
emancipated youth. Also suggested was congregate living for seniors. This year, there is also a 
feasibility grant attached, which can be used to precede the actual grant to help an agency move 
in the direction of housing. This is not rehab money. 

Johnny Baskerville suggested pretreatment facility for substance abusers. Joel couldn't' put that 
under this NOFA as any stay shorter than 6 months is shelter. If anyone has further ideas, they 
should forward them to Johanna. 

VII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

Mayor's Office on Homeless: George Smith invited all Board members and their families and 
friend to come to City Hall this Thursday at 3 PM to the Board Chambers for a swearing in 
ceremony by the Mayor. George also distributed a copy of the Homeless Count 2000, a point-in- 
time street count that his office did the night of April 27 th . He reported on the Committee 2000 
held on May 4 th , which was a panel-led discussion on issues related to housing and 
homelessness. The panelists were Paul Boden, Johnny Baskerville, Linda Dunn, Aurelious 
Walker and a representative from the merchant's community. The conclusions from this group 
are unclear. George will forward the notes to the Local Board. A question was raised as to why 
the Local Board wasn't involved. George replied that the Committee members were given 
information about the Local Board and one of the speaking panelists, Johnny Baskerville, is a 
new Local Board member. The Committee 2000 was an open meeting and the public was 
invited to attend. The Board requested in the future that they be informed about such meeting 
beforehand. George agreed and apologized for not informing the Board. It was pointed out that it 
is just such issues as this that the Communication sub-committee needs to be discussing. There 
was the additional question if the Committee would be making recommendations towards policy 
and how would the Local Board intersect with that. Linzie commented her shelter got slammed 
at the meeting and she heard there was no real dialogue. George replied that there are many 
people in the City capable of discussing homelessness and he is delighted to see new folks 
stepping up to these issues. Regardless, the Board would like notification. 
This lead to the question of what is the purpose of the Board beyond McKinney? Gene pointed 
out we have specific legislative authority from the Board of Supervisors but the rest of it is up for 
debate. 

The final point is that the Board would like to be included in all policy discussion. 
Mayor's Office on Housing: Joel Lipski wished to report on some of the recent successes 
involving the City's housing for homeless people. He announced that the Ambassador Hotel was 
receiving an allocation of tax credits on this very afternoon that would complete its financing. 
864 Ellis St. which will house homeless youth is about to start construction, as is 165 8 th Street, 
being build by Episcopal Commumty Services, which will include 50 units for homeless families 
with a family services canter and childcare on site. At Treasure Island, the first of three 
transitional housing programs have started up and Catholic Charities' first of two permanent 
housing developments for homeless families is rented up as well. A second group of units is 



under construction with Catholic Charities and Rubicon collaborating on the development. 
Community Housing Partnership is working towards housing another 38 families on either 
Treasure or Yerba Buena Island this fall. Finally, Friendship House which got 400 K in capital 
from McKinney last year has received a City commitment for several million dollars to purchase 
a site in the Mission District to expand their transitional housing program. 

Department of Human Services: Kate Durham gave an update on the Resource Centers. The 
United Council in is planning on opening the first resource center in Bayview on August 1. 
There is a lot of community support in the Mission but finding a site has been difficult. They 
have a program design and collaboration completed and are going before the Human Service 
Commission for money to continue the planning process. They need to cash on hand when they 
find a site so that they can negotiate. 

Department of Public Health: Anne Kronenberg reports that they have formed a Homeless 
Coordinating Committee. They have met twice with Anne facilitating. They will establishing a 
series of goals. Anne passed out information on Senator Burton's Bipartisan Task Force on 
Homelessness. Barbara Garcia will be sitting on it and so there will be a conduit for information. 
There is the possibility of homelessness tapping into the state surplus this year. Money may be 
available for supportive housing and mental health monies. 

Mayor's Office on Community Development: Gene Coleman presented that their budget passed 
the Board of Supervisors and is set to go into operations on July 1. On April 28 th , the annual 
Community Block Grant Celebration happened. This is way to acknowledge agency 
collaborations. The yearly award went to Chuck Turner of Community Design Center. MOCD is 
looking into the issue of increasing rent for the non-profits. They have formed a working group 
to remain proactive and positive about the situation. 

Commission on the Aging : David Newcomer presented that a big change will be happening to 
his department. As of July 1, it will become the Aging and Adult Services Department. With the 
name change, they will be taking over the public guardian services. Other areas may fall under 
this new department as well. The department is open about the change but it is a lot to take in. 

After reports, it was explained that there is no more Commission on the Status of Women seat, 

due to the fall resolution. Jennifer Friedenbach pointed out that for our new members, proper 

background on each item would be appreciated; along with encouragement to join the discussion. 

New members need to be encouraged to interrupt when things aren't clear. The Chairs need to 

make sure all the group has a chance to respond. 

Linzie Coleman requests that the Local Board go out to the community this year and gain input. 

George Smith asked when new co-chairs are nominated? July of this year. Maybe membership 

committee needs to meet? 

No public comment was offered at this time. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:21 PM. 



Notes recorded by Johanna Keeley, Special Assistant to the Mayor 



I. 

II. 

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XI. 
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XL 

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, SAN FRANCISCO-LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, June 12, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

City Hall. One Dr. Goodlett Place-Conference Room 416, San Francisco, CA 94102 

AGENDA 
Roll Call 



Adoption of the Agenda 

Adoption of the Minutes of the May 8, 2000 Meeting 

Public Comment 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN-6 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



V. Announcement of Room Change to 555 Franklin, Room 106 starting July 1, 2000 

VIII Subcommittee reports 

A. Steering-jVcx/ meeting: Monday, June 2& h , 25 Van Ness, Room 720 Noon-2PM 

For action: Coordinator/Consultant plan for Continuum of Care**** 

For discussion only: Attendance records*** 

For discussion only: Rules of Conduct 

For action: Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Form**** 

For action: Training and orientation schedule**** 

For action: Election of the co-chairs in July, 2000 

B. PoMcy-Next meeting Thursday, June 22 nd , 25 Van Ness, Room 720, Noon- 2PM 
For discussion and possible action: Update on by-laws*** 

For discussion only: Resolution on State of Emergency for Housing in San Francisco*** 

C. Funding- Next meeting: Monday, June 19 th , 25 Van Ness, Room 720, 2 PM- 4PM 
For discussion and possible action: Update on Senator Burton's Bipartisan Task Force 

For action: Letter to WIA to advocate for homeless seat on WIB*** 
For action: Letter to Governor on advocacy for SHIA and AB34*** 
IX. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Mayor's Office of Housing 

C. Department of Human Services 

D. Department of Public Health 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Commission on the Aging 
OLD BUSINESS 

PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 
ADJOURN 

Documents available at meeting. 
Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings: 



George Smith 
Joel Lipski 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Gene Coleman 
Tom Martin 
Travis Kiyota 
David Newcomer 



Type 


Dav 


Date 


Location 


Time 


Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesday 


6/14 


201 Turk, Community Room 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


6/13 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


1 1 AM- 1 PM 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


6/21 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


3 PM-5 PM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


6/21 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-Noon 


Communication 


Thursday 


6/30 


25 Van Ness, Room 330A 


10 AM-Noon 1 


Housing 


Friday 


6/16 


25 Van Ness, 6 th Floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 



DISABILITY ACCESS 
San Francisco City Hall Conference Room 416 is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible 
BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this 
location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van 
Ness, and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market, and at Civic Center. For more information 
about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made 
available on request. Please contact 252-3136 at least two business days in advance of need. In 
order to allow individuals with environmental illness to attend mettings, all are asked to refrain 
from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



!AN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



MEMORANDUM 

To: Members of the Local Board 

Fr: Steering Committee 

Date: May 25, 2000 

Re: Staffing the Continuum of Care process 

The Steering Committee discussed the need for additional assistance in completing the 
Continuum of Care update process. It was decided to request funds for a consultant/coordinator 
who would coordinate the nine (9) Continuum of Care subcommittees. The Mayor's Office of 
Community Development has supplied the funds for this project. This person would post notes 
and agendas, in accordance with the Sunshine laws, as well as ensure meetings do not overlap. 
At the end of the subcommittees, the person would pull together all the information and craft an 
update of the Continuum of Care. This draft would then be widely circulated in the community 
for critique and suggestion. This person will work from the Mayor's Office on Homelessness, 
supervised by George Smith. 

The process timeline is as follows: 

• Request the funding from Mayor's Office of Community Development-done 5/25/00 

• Develop the work plan/job description by 5/26/00-done 6/1/00 

• Post by June 1 at Management Center, Opp. Knocks, Compass Point and the Controller's list 

• Accept applications until 6/15 

• Interviews in week of 6/15-6/22 by members of Steering Committee 

• Recommendation made to George Smith 

• George Smith selects final candidate 

• Position starts approximately July 1, 2000 

• Position ends approximately Feb 28, 2001 



25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS 

I understand that I have been asked to serve as a member of the San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
("Board"). I understand that the Board's task is to serve in an advisory capacity to City departments, commissions, 
the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to ensure that City policies and budget allocations are consistent with the 
Continuum of Care Plan. The Board is also charged with the responsibility of implementing, monitoring and 
evaluating the Plan. 

The Board has adopted a policy of full disclosure of relationships with organizations that plan to apply for 
McKinney funds. All Board members are asked to disclose any personal or financial relationship with any 
organization that plans to apply for McKinney funds and the nature of that relationship. This disclosure statement 
will be updated yearly. Not all disclosed interests will result in disqualification of a Board member from Board 
decisions. State and local law may prohibit Board members from participating in decisions in which they have a 
financial interest or other interest that would preclude the member from exercising fair and impartial judgment. 

Members should disclose any of the following interests: 

The member or the member's immediate family (spouse and dependent children): (1) has received income or gifts 
within the past 12 months from any of the entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds; (2) has any direct or 
indirect investments in any of the entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds; (3) expects or intends to seek 
employment or any other relationship with any of the entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds; or (4) has any 
other direct or indirect interest, including holding a position as an officer or member of the board of directors, in any 
of the entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds that could prevent the member from exercising fair and 
impartial judgment when participating in Board decisions. 

DISCLOSURE 

List below any interests you may have in the entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds. (Please use additional 
sheets if necessary.) If you do not have anything to disclose, check the line indicating this. 

Organization: 

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I have nothing to disclose. 



I have read and understood this conflict of interest and disclosure statement and have disclosed all of my personal 
and financial interests in entities that plan to apply for McKinney funds. 



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LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
RESOLUTION TO 
DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY 
FOR HOUSING IN SAN FRANCISCO 

WHEREAS, the vacancy rate in San Francisco is less than 1%, and the rents are the highest in the nation, and 

WHEREAS, the average rent on 6 th Street for a vacant Single Room Occupancy (SRO) rooms is $500, 
almost $150 more than the General Assistance Grant, and 

WHEREAS, over 700 SRO units have been lost to fires in the past two years and, 

WHEREAS, the current waiting list for families to access emergency shelter in San Francisco contains over 
100 families (which include close to 200 children), and 

WHEREAS, transitional housing programs, residential treatment programs and shelters are backlogged 
because there is no housing to move into, and 

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Services estimates there are between 9,000 and 14,000 homeless 
people in San Francisco, and 

WHEREAS, subsidies have been rendered ineffective for homeless people, as there are no housing units 
available, and 

WHEREAS, the health consequences of being homeless are high, and the resulting treatment costly, and 

WHEREAS, 169 people died homeless last year and 40 have died in the first four months of this year, 

WHEREAS, people without housing are more likely to contract infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, 
HIV, respiratory infections, viral hepatitis, scabies and lice, 

WHEREAS, people without housing are also likely to have chronic illnesses exacerbated such as diabetes, 
hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, chronic pain and arthritis, and 

WHEREAS, homeless people are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, and 

WHEREAS, being homeless exacerbates and creates a range of psychiatric illnesses such as Post Traumatic 
Stress Disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, and chronic depression, now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Local Homeless Coordinating Board hereby urges the Mayor of the City and County of 
San Francisco to declare a state of emergency for housing, and let it be 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor of San Francisco direct city departments to: 

1 . Request emergency funding for additional housing and the renovation of abandoned housing stock, 

2. Identify all vacant, habitable buildings within the City and County of San Francisco, and 

3. Increase enforcement of building codes in Single Room Occupancy Hotels, including residences that do 
not have contracts with the City, and confiscate those building repeatedly out of compliance. 



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JSAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
JWINUTES OF THE JUNE 12, 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, June 12, 2000 in 

Room 416 of City Hall. 

CONVENED: Laura Ware and Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:05 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Johnny Baskerville, Steve Blackburn, 
Rebecca Brockert, Barbara Brown, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Roma 
Guy, Barry Hermanson, Megan Lim, Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Bob Nelson, Rita Semel, 
Laura Ware, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Gene Colemen, Maggie Donahue for Kate 
Durham. 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Ramona Benson, Sam Cobbs, Jennfier Gmw),(jUIh£NTS Dbr I . 
Robinson, Joel Lipski, David Newcomer, Tom Martin, Travis Kiyota 

JUN 3 2000 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the May 8 th Board meeting were agreed on. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT: Abdalla (sp) introduced himself as an advocate for the homeless. 
He presented a proposal for helping the homeless to the Local Board. Rita Semel thanked him 
and asked him to present his ideas in writing so that the Board could consider them. 

V. ROOM CHANGE: It was announced that the Board would be moving its monthly 
meeting to 555 Franklin, the Board of Education Building directly across from City Hall. We can 
only reserve it for two months at a time although Tom Martin said he may be able to work on 
that and the possibility of parking spaces for Board members. The room is much larger, with a 
table large enough for all the Board members to sit around. 

VI. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. STEERING 

• Consultant for the Continuum of Care, The memo was reviewed in respect to the role of the 
coordinator as facilitator of the process, not as staff. The Local Board has been asking the 
City Departments to provide staffing. The consultant will receive all the information from the 
subcommittees and craft it into a document. It was recommended to do it this way to ensure 
the document speaks with one voice. It was suggested and agreed on that draft of the chapters 
should then return to the subcommittees first for review and then distribution to the general 
public, in case there are corrections. The control of the context is the committees. The 
consultant/coordinator would not be the editor. This person would not attend each meeting 
but would try to create a integrated document. The memo was agreed on with edit. Johanna 
reported that the RFQ for the process has been written but not yet finalized by MOCD. It's 
running about 2 weeks behind schedule. 

• Attendance. Attendance will be reviewed quarterly by the Steering Committee. One 
department had poor attendance. Special acknowledgement of the good attendance of the 
pending members Rebecca Brockert, Linzie Coleman, Sam Cobbs and Joyce Miller was 
noted. 



• Rules of Conduct. This will be covered in the internal orientation. Gene Coleman was to pull 
together a draft of rules of conduct. The Board has grown big enough to require some 
boundaries and rules to facilitate communication. These will be guidelines for respectful 
behavior while the Board is in session, especially in respect to listening. Johanna will follow 
up and Anne Kronenberg will send a sample to Johanna. 

• Conflict of interest/disclosure. This form was created with the help of the City Attorney and 
will help the McKinney process run more smoothly. It was pointed out that this form merely 
covered disclosure, but not necessarily disqualification. This form will be updated yearly in 
June and kept on file with Johanna. The form was voted on and accepted and all Board 
members should get their disclosure forms in. No abstaining or no votes. 

• Training and orientation schedule. The first training on June 20 th will over the evolution of 
the Board and then second training on the 27 th will focus on an orientation to the City and 
federal departments. Johanna requested a show of hands on who will be able to attend. 
Johanna also requested members be on time as the agenda is very full. 

• Co-Chair election. Rita Semel and Laura Ware started their service as co-chairs last July. 
They suggested having a nominating committee. Names would be submitted to Johanna and 
the nominating committee would review the names. Roma believes we have a description of 
the jobs of the co-chairs and she and Rita will attempt to find it and pass it on to Johanna. 
Roma described the process for the co-chair election of the Health Commission but it's a 
smaller body. It was requested to put this process off for a month due to the process being 
unclear, as well as the amount of new members on the Board. Bob Nelson moved that the 
current co-chairs stay one for one month and during that month, a clear process will be 
developed for nomination. After discussion, this proposal was modified to the co-chairs 
being extended two more month with a written process in July which would be done in the 
Steering Committee. Approved yes, no abstains or no's. 

B.PQLICY 

• By-laws. Tom Martin and Bob Nelson volunteered to reexamine by-laws. Johanna will 
coordinate meeting. 

• State of Emergency. Anne Kronenberg provided updated numbers. This will be forwarded to 
the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. It was recommended to changed name to 
'Recommended Resolution'. There was a concern expressed over the lack of shelter money 
mentioned. It was explained that this reflected a historical perspective of the City's to focus 
on shelter and not permanent housing. The motion was made to pass item with change 'urge 
the Mayor'. All said yes. 

C. FUNDING 

• Update on State Task Force. There was some confusion here over whether we had a written 
update or a person presenting. Regardless, Laura reviewed the notes from the meeting. The 
Local Board drafted a letter to the Governor, urging full on-going support of AB34 and 
SHIP. Maggie Donahue presented that the State conference committee met and is 
recommending 10 million for on-going supportive housing construction and 15 million 
operating for supportive housing, one time only. This totals $25 million. They cut multi- 
family housing and housing preservation from $30 to 419 million. Maggie will try to fax out 
updates as they happen. Emergency and transitional housing was cut from $35 million to $25 
million. This is a better situation financially than Maggie has seen in 16 years but not as good 
as recent expectations. Maggie urged the Board to recognize with a commendation letter 
Carol Midgen for her support of housing monies. She has been a strong supporter of housing 



and homeless programs. This motion was accepted with all voting yes. Maggie will review 
numbers in Local Board's advocacy letter and return to Johanna ASAP so it can be mailed. 
Laura urged members to come to Funding Committee with any ideas for action on money. 
We will need members to do homework, advocacy and linkages on a state level. 

• WIA letter. Carrie Dipman passed out a draft letter. This is another state funding issue that 
has become local. Carrie reviewed the WIA history. JTPA ending at close of June with WIA 
act beginning. The Mayor got approval for SF to be it's own area and create it's own Board. 
This will have mandatory members with 50% being private employers. The current transition 
team is PIC. They would like 49 members on the board. The Local Board will be suggesting 
nominations to the Mayor of one employer and one non-employer. Names suggested 
included Carrie Dipman, Laura Ware, Barry Hermanson, Steve Blackburn, Roma Guy. 
Carrie and Barry both accepted the nominations. George will deliver this letter to the Mayor. 
The suggestion was made to strengthen the language of the letter if this is our only chance to 
influence the Mayor. Motion was accepted with all voting yes. 

• Johanna explained the rest of the contents of members packets, which included a copy of the 
McKinney application, names and addresses of local representatives and a pro and con 
argument for block granting the McKinney dollars. 

VII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 
A. MAYOR'S OFFICE ON HOMELESSNESS- George Smith 

George had two items. Firstly, he announced the opening of a storage facility at 150 Otis Street. 
Homeless people will be able to store belongings here. Hours of operation will be 10 AM to 3 
PM, Monday through Friday. This is be staffed and belongings can stay 30 days, with an option 
to renew. His second announcement is that the Multi-Service Center Shelters, North and South, 
will be RFP'd out. This will be combined with the work of the Strengthening Shelters 
Subcommittee. An 8-month extension was given for the development of a community process 
and recommendations which will be added to the writing of the RFP, scheduled to go out on 
December 1, 2000. Maggie Donahue elaborated that the DHS was asked by the Mayor to look at 
contracts that haven't be RFP'd in a long time. This contract is 10 years old and then, the City 
begged St. Vincent and Episcopal to take it, as there were no other bidders. It makes sense to 
reexamine the RFP. DHS is concerned with the Mayor's recommendation to combine this with 
the subcommittee work of the Board as the process in the subcommittee won't be done until 
December and the RFP is scheduled to go out in January. If there were a new contractor, this 
would go before the Commission in February to start March 1. DHS will work closely with the 
shelters and hopes the Mayor's office will be RFP'ing out other contracts as well. On June 15 , 
they will be recommending to the Commission for an 8-month extension. The budget will be 
prorated for 8 months. Maggie hopes the recommendations and action steps of the subcommittee 
will inform the RFP. 

Roma asked if there were specific problems with the current providers? Why RFP right now in 
the middle of the Continuum of Care update? Are there new providers out there? 
George stated that this is not a personal attack on provider but merely an opportunity to refresh 
and renew what the City does at the shelter. Even the City Charter refers to RFP's. Homeless 
services are different now and we need to give them new tools. We have an opportunity to use 
the Local Board process. He also hopes we will talk with front-line staff and client in focus 
groups for help in direction. 
Did the shelters already know of this? Yes. 



Does this mean we invite NIMBYISM to close shelters? 

George replied this is a focus on improving quality of services for clients? 

It was commented that there may be unintended or unwanted consequences from these actions. 

George hopes that this will improve emergency services for homeless clients in the City. He 

hopes this will be seen as a totality, not just focusing on the shelters. If it means more money, 

we'll take that as it comes. 

A discussion was held about how the transition, should one happen, be planned for? People are 

concerned for the front line staff. Maggie reports already meeting with staff to allay fears and 

concerns and believes and appreciates how good these providers have been over the years. 

Public Comment: Barbara Solomon, ED of Episcopal Community Services. She expressed grave 

concerns over the way this has been handled. Their ability to run this program for the next 8 

months has been extremely compromised. She is also speaking for St. Vincent de Paul. Staff got 

a letter Friday afternoon. Tomorrow, the union and she will speak to all three shifts. The ability 

to replace staff may become near impossible. Keeping staff will be extremely difficult. Many of 

the front-line staff may not survive this transition intact. We need plans now for transition with 

job placement plans with specific language for a new contractor, should there be one. We need to 

give severance as well. She also expressed concerns with the potential of trying to start a new 

provider March 1. We know we'll be asked to keep working. Please recommend one year to 

allow for appropriate transition time. 

Barbara was asked about staff and has 120 staff, 100 of which are union. 

When asked about ideas for transition, Barbara replied she'd like the process to be fair. This also 

effects CSAS, DPH, DMH. There will be unintended consequences. Maggie has warned the 

Mayor's Budget Office of this. What staff works with now isn't enough. Salaries alone will be an 

issue. DPH has left their contracts for one year. Maggie is hoping for a joint RFP with DPH and 

Barbara Garcia has committed to making the shelters a priority for next year. 

Jenny Friedenbach said this is the first she's heard of this entire issue. At first, listening, it 

seemed as if the community process was being taken seriously but then she understood that there 

was no community input into the idea. She likes the idea of things being shaken up but it would 

have been nice to bring this before the Board before. There are better ways this could have been 

done. 

Concerns were expressed about staff and salaries. There is an opportunity here to renegotiate 

salaries. Joyce Miller asked if participation in DPH/DHS was mandatory for staying in shelter? 

No. Laura expressed concerns over timing of potentially changing a contractor in mid-year. This 

will effect other homeless programs and it is important to have a consistent strategic process. 

George doesn't know about making RFP process one year. The Board can be involved through 

the Shelter committee. He can't work out all the details in his head. 

Rita agrees that the Shelter committee seems like the right place. 

Roma asked if the intention is to 'clear the decks' or to better serve clients. If it's the latter, the 

Shelter group could be very helpful. If it's the first one, it will be a fight all the way and 

shouldn't contaminate the update. 

George answered that he resented the implication that the Mayor's Office is trying to create 

misery and homelessness. We are trying to improve services. Once again, things could have been 

different but we will work with the Local Board and other community groups. 

Manny Morales spoke of needing improvements in the shelters. He feels line staff isn't qualified 

and they aren't ready for professional jobs. Working is a shelter is no way to make a living. He 

believes this is an opportunity for change. 



Gene Coleman commented that this is a very complex issue. We'll need standards, criteria and 

evaluation. There is a fear of privatization and Gene doesn't think that is best. Before we make 

any recommendations, we need information, history and evaluation. 

A discussion was then had about who makes the final decision about what the RFP is like. Client 

can have input perhaps through the shelter's community meetings. George said the RFP will be 

issued by DHS but as to who makes the decisions, will it be MOOH, DHS, the Board, George 

doesn't know. A lot of stuff still needs to be worked out. 

The point was raised as to the Board's role in this. The Board can advise only but needs to know 

the information in order to issue recommendations. This has been the Board's point all along. 

The Board simply wants to be part of the discussion and understands its role as advisory. Perhaps 

this issue should go to the Policy Committee? 

Tom Martin pointed out this was a classic example of why the Communication subcommittee 

was formed. When information gets presented to the Board still needs to be flushed out. Their 

subcommittee will probably be recommending a retreat so that there is time for respectful 

process and dialogue. 

Barry Hermanson asked if there could be a report back as to how these comments will 

incorporated into the process. The first suggestion he heard was to lengthen the timeline. It's too 

late to talk about this at Policy; could the communication subcommittee talk about this? Sure. 

Jenny then wished to talk about storage at 150 Otis. She thinks it's a great and needed service. 

However, it seems like every time someone talks about storage, they are talking about property 

sweeps. Have you any plans for that? 

George replied that DPW picks up unattended shopping carts. 

Jenny asked if they homeless people could be notified by a sign before their stuff is taken. It's 

often a hardship on people trying to get their stuff back and once DPW has it, it's gone. 

Medication is particularly an issue. Please take this as a recommendation. George replied they 

would get a note telling them where it is. 

B. Department of Hu man Services 

Maggie passed out a written report. She wanted to highlight the lobbying effort on behalf of the 

City to move Shelter Plus Care from the McKinney fund to Section 8. The Funding Committee 

will follow up on this. 

Public Comment: Mara Raider from Coalition on Homelessness. She has big issues about 

storage. The Coalition did a Freedom of Information Act and MOOH said they didn't have 

anything about storage. A storage facility is one thing; taking people's property is another. I have 

a few questions, can I have the time to ask them? 

Is the SFPD taking property? No. 

Is this a storage facility for voluntary storage or is it where abandoned property can be picked 

up? 

George said unattended property will be there. 

What is unattended? 

It's self-explanatory. George doesn't know anything about DPW taking stuff when people are 

right there. 

Can we have a grievance policy with DPW over this? 

George can't speak for public works. 

Mara asked if the Local Board would follow up on this? The Board agrees to follow up at Policy. 

Is there a cost for storage? No. 

How long will DPW store belongings? 45 days. 



Even though their current policy is 90? 

George replied that it's a MOOH project. 

Who's in charge and what are the rules? 

The idea is to bring the site closer to the people. George has talked with the homeless at UN 

Plaza. Formerly homeless people will staff the program and they will be supervised by MOOH. 

They will be paid workers, not Workfare. All belongings will be photographed and catalogued in 

open space. The space can serve 200-250 people daily Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 

PM. DHS money is paying for this. 

Jenny commented that more will be expected from this program as it is a MOOH program. The 

current practices are horrible. We will look to you for responsibility on this. 

Public Comment. Abdallah asked for flyers for the rneeting so more homeless people can come. 



Meeting adjourned at 5:45 PM. 




Notes recorded by Johanna Keeley, Special Assistant to the Mayor 



^ SAN FRANCISCCMLOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, July 10, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Board of Education, 555 Franklin Street, Room 106 San Francisco, CA 94102 



Roll Call 



II. Adoption of the Agenda 



AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



JUL 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



III. Adoption of the Minutes of the June 12, 2000 Meeting 

IV. Public Comment 

V. Subcommittee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Monday, July 1 7th, 25 Van Ness, tf h floor, 2 PM- 4PM 

For possible action: Shelter Plus Care advocacy letter for removal from McKinney and into Section 8*** 

For discussion and possible action: Update on State budget 

For discussion only: Status of unfunded 1999-2000 McKinney projects 

For discussion only: A proposed July/August mtg with department heads regarding budgeting strategies. 

B. Policy-A'exf meeting Tuesday, July 18th d , 25 Van Ness, Room 720, Noon- 2PM 
For discussion and possible action: Recommendations for storage facility for 1 50 Otis Street 

For action: Outreach letter for participation in the Continuum of Care update*** 

C. Steering-A/exf meeting: Monday, July 31 s ' , 25 Van Ness, Room 720, Noon-2PM 
For action: Co-chair election process**** 

For discussion only: Request for Consultant for Continuum of Care update*** 

For discussion: Updating bylaws**** 

For action: Thank you letter for Carol Migden 

D. Continuum of Care subcommittees-Any updates from the 9 subcommittees 

E. For discussion only: Review of the training/orientation process for Board members 

VI. For discussion and possible action: The status of Guerrero House 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Commission on the Aging 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 

X. ADJOURN 

**** Documents available at meeting. 
Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meeting s: 



George Smith 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Tom Martin 
Travis Kiyota 
David Newcomer 



Type 


Dav 


Date 


Location 


Time 


Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesdays 


7/12 


201 Turk 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


7/18 


101 Grove, Room 220 


10:30-Noon 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


7/26 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


3 PM-4:30 PM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


7/19 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-Noon 


Information 


Friday 


7/14 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10AM-11:30AM 


Diversity 


Thursday 


7/13 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


2-3:30 PM 


Housing 


Friday 


7/14 


25 Van Ness, 3 rd floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 1 



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Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
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LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 

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SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COUKUINAI INU bUAKU 



July 10,2000 

Dear Concerned Community Member, 



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For the past two years, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board has been serving the city and 
county of San Francisco. The Local Board is charged with amending and updating San 
Francisco's Continuum of Care Five Year Strategic Plan. The Continuum of Care plan was a 
result of a two year process involving a broad-based advisory body including members of the 
Board of Supervisors, city departments, homeless and formerly homeless people, service 
providers, advocacy organizations, neighborhood and business associations, foundations, and the 
corporate sector. This plan called for the creation of a 30 member Local Homeless Coordinating 
Board, which was selected and sat for its first term in February 1998. 

The Local Board has a legislative mandate by the Board of Supervisors to "function in an 
advisory capacity to City departments, commissions, and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that 
departmental policies and budget allocations are consistent with the Continuum of Care plan." 

The first Continuum of Care plan was written in 1995 and adopted by Board of Supervisors in 
1997. It is the premier policy document of the city governing the development of an integrated, 
effective and coordinated system of health care, housing, employment and support services to 
prevent and reduce homelessness. San Francisco 's Continuum of Care plan expires this year so 
the work before the Board is serious and urgent. 

The Board has begun the work of updating the Continuum of Care. A structure of nine 
subcommittees has been established and will be meeting regularly until the end of November. 
We will have a draft of the new Continuum of Care plan by the end of the year. Participation 
from the community is vital to the success of this project. The Continuum of Care is a living 
and breathing document that will guide and instruct homeless policy in the City for years to 
come. We are writing this letter to urge your and your agency participation in the process, 
whether it is a one time visit or consistent participation in one of the subcommittees. The 
subcommittees are focused on the original chapters of the Continuum of Care and are as follows: 
Housing, Information, Communication, Straightening the Single Adult Shelters, Integrated 
Health and Human Services, Prevention, Diversity, Civil Rights and Income, Education and 
Employment. 

For more information and a current schedule of the meeting, please contact Johanna Keeley at 
the Mayor's Office on Homelessness at 415-252-3158. We look forward to working with all the 
communities of San Francisco to craft a comprehensive approach to homelessness. 

Thank you. 



Rita R. Semel Laura Ware 

Co-Chairs of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 



25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



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June 21, 2000 

The Honorable Christopher S. Bond 

Chairman 

Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies f\ 

Committee on Appropriations ^V& 

United States Senate %^7 

Dear Mr. Chairman: f^ 



The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski 

Ranking Member 

Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies 

Committee on Appropriations 

United States Senate 

Dear Senator Mikulski: 



The Honorable Barbara Boxer 
United States Senator 

Dear Senator Boxer: 

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein 
United States Senator 

Dear Senator Feinstein: 

Nancy Pelosi 

United Sates House of Representatives 

Dear Representative Pelosi: 

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 
(Do three of these "to whom is may concern") 



On behalf of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board of San Francisco, we are writing to request 
that you address an issue that threatens local efforts to combat homelessness in San Francisco. 
Please support efforts to make McKinney Shelter Plus Care funding permanently eligible for 
renewal from the Section 8 Housing Certificate Fund rather than the yearly McKinney 
appropriation. In addition, please support the appropriation of $37 million to the Housing 
Certificate Fund for this purpose in FY 2001, as requested in the President's Budget. These 
measures are both urgently needed before Congress adjourns. 



First, continuing to fund Shelter Plus Care renewals out for the current year McKinney 
appropriations risks returning to homelessness thousands of our nation's poorest and most 
disabled citizens. The Shelter Plus Care program has provided over 28,000 rent subsides, 
including 561 in San Francisco, that enable local governments and their non-profit partners to 
provide housing linked to needed support services for homeless persons with disabilities, 
including mental illness, chronic substance addiction, and HIV/ AIDS. Without renewal of these 
rent subsidies, Shelter Plus Care programs nationwide will be unable to afford to house their 
current tenants, exposing these vulnerable persons to eviction and a return to the streets and 
emergency shelters. In FY 1999, these disturbing trends culminated in a lack of renewal funding 
for 423 million (900 units) in Shelter Plus Care programs across the country. 

Second, the Shelter Plus Care renewal crisis threatens all McKinney-funded homeless and 
housing and service programs, including successful programs operated here in San Francisco. 
Unless a stable, secure source of funding can be established for the $654 million in Shelter Plus 
Care up for renewal in the next four fiscal years, localities around the country will continue to 
face the grim choice of defunding existing programs or failing to develop needed new housing 
and services for the homeless. 

Finally, fiscal prudence as well as compassion demands immediate action on this issue. The 
Shelter Plus Care program assists the hardest-to-served disabled adults and families who would 
otherwise cycle through more costly, emergency-driven public systems. Emerging research 
from communities across the country shows that Shelter Plus Care tenants drastically reduced 
their contacts with costly systems such as emergency rooms, psychiatric hospitals, and jails once 
stabilized in supportive housing. 

Sadly, the tenants of these projects now confront the prospect of being the first residents of 
federally subsidized housing to lose their rent subsidies for any reason other than violating lease 
requirements or exceeding income-eligibility limits. To permit such a tragedy would run counter 
to the bipartisan commitment to preventing the dislocation of tenants of federally-subsidized 
housing that this Congress has repeatedly affirmed. 

Accordingly, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board of San Francisco asks for your support in 
providing a permanent solution to the McKinney Shelter Plus Care renewal crisis by including 
these rents subsidies among those funded by the Section 8 Housing Certificate Fund in FY 2001 
as requested in the President's budget and for future years. 

Sincerely, 



Rita R. Semel Laura Ware 

Co-Chairs of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 



^SAN FRANCISCOXOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
MINUTES OF THE JULY 10, 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, July 10, 2000 in the 
Boardroom of 555 Franklin, the Department of Education Building. 
CONVENED: Laura Ware and Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:09 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Mauricio Aviles, Johnny Baskerville, 
Michael Bennett, Ramona Benson, Steve Blackburn, Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, Jennifer 
Grant, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita 
Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Gene Colemen, David Newcomer, 
Maggie Donahue for Kate Durham. 

Members Absent: Barbara Brown, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Roma 
Guy, Megan Lim, Joel Lipski, Tom Martin, Travis Kiyota 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. It was agreed to leave time for 
item 5E. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the June 12 th Board meeting were agreed on. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment at this time. 

V. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

A, Funding 

• Shelter Plus Care. Laura Ware provided background to the history of this item. The draft 
advocacy letter is to move Shelter Plus Care from McKinney Funding to Section 8. This is to 
be done without other programs losing funding. This extends the McKinney funds and would 
allow more programs to be funded. It was agreed to add a letter to Andrew Cuomo, Head of 
HUD and make sure all advocacy letters are cc'd to the Mayor. Item passed vote; all voting 
yes. 

• Update on state budget. The advocacy efforts have been focused on SHIA funds and the 
family housing funds. The group sent a thank you to Carole Migden for her state advocacy 
efforts on this issue. Board approved the letter with all yes's. The Board should keep a close 
watch because as far as we know, the budget hadn't passed yet. We will need to advocate 
specifically for more than one time only funding. Anne Kronenberg passed out Barbara 
Garcia's memo with the task force recommendations. The task force had a good feeling 
about its work. The Task Force is recommending three year funding for the EHAP program. 

• McKinney status. The committee has begun to discuss how to address this year's shortfall. 
Laura will attend the next City McKinney technical team meeting. The group will try to meet 
in the next few weeks. 

• Budget strategies. Laura is hoping to invite all the budget department head to talk about their 
budgeting process for next year. We already have a lot of information to work with but the 
committee is attempting to be proactive about involvement to the process. 

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B. POLICY 

Storage. Rita read the memo and summarized the discussion from the Policy committee. The 
recommendation is meant to support MOOH. The piece brought before the Board today was 
all everyone could agree with. It was clarified that this is a voluntary storage facility only. 
They store for 45 days if no contact after monthly 30 day time limit. Some questions around 
specifics began and it was suggested that if the group wished to 'tweak' policy and 
procedure, that that could be accomplished in a smaller meeting but that this wasn't the 
forum. George agreed he was open for discussion on the issue and could provide the current 
policies and procedures to the group, which are based on South Beaches with some 
modification. It was agreed to carry this discussion to the next policy meeting and review 
then. It was suggested to have a timeframe for the review process. It was requested to have 
these policies attached to this months minutes. 

The Board passed the statements approved by Policy with all yes's. Rebecca said she found 
the third sentence vague but hoped the Policy Committee would address it. Johnny 
Baskerville encouraged stronger wording so maybe the Mayor would provide more funding. 
It was suggested by Johnny to send a letter to the Mayor encouraging funding for this 
facility. Bob Nelson seconded. Laura asked if Board understood this item in context of the 
full budget for homeless programs, with some programs losing their funding? It was stated 
that the Board could support the program without getting too much into the budget process. 
Laura asked if letter could ask for new funds, in lieu of the funds coming from another 
homeless program. All were in favor with Mauricio Aviles abstaining. He is concerned about 
supporting this program with employment is being cut. He is more conservative about 
allocating monies and hope the letter should reflect the concerns about the state of funding 
for other homeless services. 

Outreach for the Continuum of Care. Rita presented the background of this item. There is 
concern about the level of participation in the process. Anne and others expressed concern 
about the amount of subcommittees. It's hard to keep track of all of them. Rita suggests we 
reconvene the 9 chairs of the subcommittees to discuss just this issue. It was agreed to do this 
ASAP at next policy meeting. All the co-chairs to be invited to the next policy meeting. Rita 
hopes to hold the policy meeting to these two issues. Back to the outreach letter, it was 
discussed to mail this to the general public and everyone we can. Mauricio commented that 
this requires more than just outreach. He would like to know the process by which the Board 
communicates and responds to the community and neighborhood groups. It was agreed that 
the Board needs that connection and that it should be a two way street. It was suggested that 
as each Board member goes out into the community to all their other meetings that they 
could carry the Board information and outreach out and bring the feedback back to the 
Board. The Board voted to approve the letter with the addition suggestion of adding a line 
about community input. All voted yes and the item is also carried to the Steering committee. 

C. STEERING 

Co-chair election process Rita reviewed the suggested process for co-chair elections. Laura 
estimated chairing the Board takes about 5 hours a week and the Board should keep this in 
mind while making their nominations. A co-chair must know how to keep the process 
moving. It is also not recommended that the co-chairs also chair the Policy or Funding 
committee. Johanna reported that she received nominations for Jenny Friedenbach, who 
declined, Johnny Baskerville, Sam Cobbs. She also received a suggestion to renominate the 
current co-chairs. Laura declined. Roma Guy nominated. No, she won't be able to take the 



position. George nominated Rebecca Brockert. She declined. Jennifer Grant was nominated 
and declined. Joyce Miller nominated and declined. Carrie Dipman nominated and not 
present. Johanna will follow up. George stated he understood the preference for community 
members but nominated Gene Coleman and Kate Durham. Gene declined and Maggie 
Donahue declined for Kate. Gail Gilman was nominated and declined. Johnny nominated 
Barry Hermanson, who declined. Johnny nominated George, who declined. George 
nominated Ramona Benson, who declined. The nominations then closed with the names 
Carrie Dipman, Rita Semel, Johnny Baskerville and Sam Cobbs. The Steering Committee 
invites the nominees to come to that meeting to discuss their candidacy. 

• Consultant. Johanna announced that 6 applications for the consultant position had been 
received. Rita and Laura will review the applications, along with Johanna, George, MOCD 
and DHS and narrow the selection who will then be interviewed. 

• Bylaws. The by-law committee met and is working on a draft. They are compiling it from 
other bylaws. 

D. CONTINUUM OF CARE COMMITTEES 

Joyce Miller announced the Prevention committee will be focusing just on prevention and 
Integrated Health will be taking on supportive services. Yvette commented that flyers and 
agendas should be in multiple languages. She said Diversity might take longer than 6 months and 
need continuous participation. Laura Ware said the Income, Education and Employment 
Committee was breaking into 3 subcommittee for focus. Sam Cobbs presented the 
recommendations from he and Tom Martin, who co-chair the Communication committee. They 
recommend standardizing monthly reports from City departments to the Board. They recommend 
a retreat, focusing on mission and goal of the Board, community planning and creating a work 
plan for the year. They finally recommend an end to that subcommittee. A conversation then 
happened if the Communication committee met its goal of figuring out where the Board fit in the 
line of decision-making. Sam agreed to get written recommendations to the co-chairs. 

E. REVIEW OF TRAINING PROCESS 

Laura reported back to the Board about the two training meetings that happened. She reported 
they went very well and were an excellent dialogue. The Board extends deep appreciation to 
those that gave of their time to attend, as well as those that presented material. She reports it was 
the best overview she's ever gotten from City departments. However, not everyone attended and 
now there is a skew on the knowledge base of the Board. She urges people to read the 
information provided, particularly the HUD information on writing a Continuum of Care. It was 
suggested that we videotape the presentation or standardize it some way for future Board 
members. Johanna let the Board know she will be contacting each Board member to finalize their 
choice for committee participation. 

VI. GUERERRO HOUSE. 

Maggie Donahue from DHS presented an update on the state of Guerrero House, a transitional 
housing facility for youth run by Catholic Charities. On May 30 th , Catholic Charities decided to 
close Guerrero House. DHS asked them to rethink and she met with senior management today. 
They have decided on one more year of operating while working on various funding strategies. 
These strategies include saving from DHS applied to G. House; federal lobby for leftover 
monies; a commitment from Catholic Charities Development Dept to try for foundation money; 
and MOCD to further analyze their upgrade needs of the building. The program has a serious 
deficit and DHS won't be able to subsidize for Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities will be 



evaluating each program and probably will be rethinking Richmond Hills and St. Josephs's. 
Catholic Charities Board fully supports Frank Hudson, the Executive Director. Catholic 
Charities has told Maggie they could get up to $200,000 in rent for the building and they may be 
looking for a lease situation. The building was bought with MOCD and HUD money, along with 
one private donor. Is it possible to keep the program going but not with Catholic Charities? If G- 
House closed, that would leave Larkin Street as the only youth shelter provider in the City. The 
SFRA is looking for different providers for Leland House and Peter Claver Community. Both 
contracts were given for only 6 months. What control does the City have over this process? 
Maggie feels Catholic Charities will be coming under increased scrutiny and that this may call 
the question as to what their vision is for serving this population? Rita Semel commented that as 
a Catholic Charities Board member, the Board didn't know about the financial state of G-House 
and the Board is determined to keep the services. 

VII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness. George Smith reported that 80 people have used 
the free storage facility and that 62 people are using it on a regular basis. The 
majority of the clients are from the UN Plaza area. George reports he passed the State 
of Emergency document on to the Mayor and is awaiting a response. The community 
planning process for the next homeless count is proceeding with the next public 
meeting scheduled for 8/15. This is the last in a series of 3 public meeting to gain 
input and suggestions as to how to improve the next count. George will prepare a 
report for the Board after the community process is over. George is working with 
DPH to restructure MAP and outreach services. George reported on the Mayor 
submitting legislation about 'minimum compensation and health proposal' to the 
Board of Supervisors. Barry Hermanson has been very active about the Living Wage 
campaign and gave a brief update. They had collected 19,000 signatures in support. 
Barry really appreciates the Mayor's Office and comments that the Mayor hopes to 
have health care in place for every City worker in City contracts and working on City 
property. Barry sees this as a step to universal health care. This will affect 21,000 
workers. He really appreciates the work of Tom Ammiano. 

R Department of Human Services. Maggie Donahue gave the Board a budget update 
and Kate will be available to answer questions when she comes back from vacation. 
The highlights from the City budget for DHS is a total budget of 3.5 million for 
homeless services; 800,000 of which was an add back. 

C. Department of Public Health. Anne Kronenberg reports the DPH got a one million 
add back from the recommendations of the People's Budget. They are working with 
George on outreach and trying to consolidate services. They hope to have a draft for 
the Board by September. 

EL Mayor's Office of Community Development. Gene reports they just started their new 
fiscal year. 
No public comment was offered and the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 




Notes recorded by Johanna Keeley, Special Assistant to the Mayor 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, August 14, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Board of Education, 555 Franklin Street, Room 106 San Francisco, CA 94102 
AGENDA 

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Adoption of the Agenda 



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Adoption of the Minutes of the July 12, 2000 Meeting 
Public Comment 
Elections of new co-chairs for the Local Board 
Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Monday, August 21, 2000 at 25 Van Ness, Room 720, 2PM 
For discussion and possible action: Workforce Investment Board letter*** 

For discussion and possible action: Roundtable with City Departments on budget process*** 

B. Policy-A'evr meeting Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 25 Van Ness, Room 720, noon 
For discussion only: Report on policy and procedures at 150 Otis 

For discussion only: Structure of committees for Continuum of Care update 
For discussion with possible action: Draft Rules of Decorum*** 

C. Steering-Atexf meeting: Monday, August 28, 2000 at 25 Van Ness, Room 720, noon 
For action with possible action: Should co-chairs of the Local Board also chair standing committees? 

For discussion only: Update on the consultant for the Continuum of Care 

For discussion and possible action: Consideration of recommendations of Communications committee** 

For discussion with possible action: Focus group recommendations**** 

For discussion with possible action: Neighborhood meeting of the Board-6 neighborhoods in 6 months. 

D. Continuum of Care subcommittees-Any updates from the 9 subcommittees 
For discussion and possible action: Update from the McKinney Technical Team.*** 
Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 



George Smith 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
To be announced 

Travis Kiyota 
David Newcomer 



IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 

XI. ADJOURN 

**** Documents available at meeting. 
Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings: 



Type 


Dav 


Date 


Location 


Time 


Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesdays 


8/9 & 8/23 


474 Valencia, 2 nd Floor 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


8/22 


25 Van Ness, Room 330A 


10:30-Noon 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


8/23 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


3PM-4:30PM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


8/16 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-Noon 


Information 


Friday 


8/18 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-1L30 AM 


Diversity 


Thursday 


8/10 & 9/14 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


2-3:30 PM 


Housing 


Friday 


8/11 &8/25 


25 Van Ness, 3 rd floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 1 


Civil Rights 


Friday 


8/3 & 9/7 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


9:30 AM -11:30 AM 



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SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



AN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



June 15,2000 



The Honorable Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 200 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

Thank you for accepting the following nominations for San Francisco's Workforce 
Investment Board. The San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board is nominating 
two outstanding members, Mr. Barry Hermanson and Ms. Carrie Dipmam 

We are nominating Mr. Hermanson as an employer/private business representative. Mr. 
Hermanson is the owner/operator of an employment recruitment firm in San Francisco 
for many years. He has also worked tirelessly to develop long-term strategies to move 
homeless job seekers on to self-sufficiency. His experience and dedication will make him 
a valuable resource to San Francisco's Workforce Investment Board. 

Our nomination of Ms. Carrie Dipman as a service provider seat, would provide your 
board with years of experience in delivering employment and training services to 
disadvantaged job seekers. As your appointee to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, 
she is currently working at the Treasure Island Development Initiative in an economic 
development coordination position. Over the last several years she has provided guidance 
in shaping workforce delivery policy in San Francisco such as advisory roles in the First 
Source Administration Advisory Committee and the Welfare to Work Advisory 
Committee. 

The nominees from the Local Homeless Coordinating Board are committed to working 
with you to develop and plan economic development opportunities as well as creating 
comprehensive workforce investment policies for the City and County of San Francisco. 

Thank you again for accepting our nominations. 
Sincerely, 



Laura Ware Rita Semel 

Local Homeless Coordinating Board Co-Chairs 



25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



DRAFT—RULES OF DECORUM-— DRAFT 8/14 
All Local Board behavior is to be done in atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration. 

1 . All cell phones/pagers should be either turned off or the silent mode. 

2. No side conversation. 

3. No eating at full Local Board meeting. 

4. Be on time. Say beforehand to the staff if you need to leave early or plan on coming late. 

5. Discuss agencies, individuals and issues in a professional and appropriate manner. 

6. Raise hand to be recognized to speak. 

All Board members accept the responsibility of enforcing these guidelines; both with themselves 
and with their fellow Board members. 



MEMORANDUM 



To: Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Co-Chairs of the Local Board 

Fm: Sam Cobbs, Tom Martin, Co-Chairs of the Communication Subcommittee 

Date: July 10,2000 

Re: The Communications Subcommittee 

The Communications Subcommittee has met twice and has the following recommendations to 
the Board: 

1. Standardize the content of the monthly reports from the City Departments to the Local 
Board. We would recommend that the City representatives meet among themselves to 
standardize what this written report would look like. The report should include both current 
projects and those planned activities in the 'pipeline'. 

2. The current structure for the update for the Continuum needs to be examined. It was felt there 
were too many subcommittees and that members were stretched too thin to do their best 
work. Perhaps the Board could brainstorm some focus areas and break down into groups 
according to those priorities. 

3. A retreat in September is recommended. This retreat should contain 3 main principles. 
Elements of community planning should be discussed. The purpose, goals and mission of the 
Board should be further developed, using history and legislative language as a starting point. 
Development of a shared mission statement could be done. Finally, a work plan should be 
developed for the next year. 

4. This subcommittee feels it has finished with its work. 



MEMORANDUM 



To: Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Co-chairs of the Local Homeless Board 

From: Anne Kronenberg, Ramona Benson, Co-Chairs of Integrated Health 

Date: July 19,2000 

Re: Focus groups for the Continuum of Care update 



The Integrated Health and Human Services Committee met July 18 ,h and is recommending the 
following structure for focus groups. 

To focus on consumer input, a series of 6 neighborhood meetings is being planned. These should 
be either in the early evening or during lunch (with lunch provided). The 6 recommended 
neighborhoods are: Bayview, Vis Valley/Sunnydale, Tenderloin/SOMA, the Haight, Western 
Addition and the Mission. We hope to do these the last two weeks in September with a member 
of the subcommittee as facilitator. 

We hope other subcommittees will provide a few focus questions so that information for multiple 
committees can be had from one meeting. 

We will be developing our list of questions and planning outreach at our next meeting August 

We also plan on reaching front line staff working in homeless services. To do this, we will be 
using the Homeless Providers Network and probably using their September meeting to gather 
input from front-line staff. This will be announced at the August meeting so that providers can 
arrange to have staff present. This meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2000 from 10 AM to 
Noon at 25 Van Ness, Room 330. 

We hope by planning neighborhood meetings focused on consumer input that we can reach more 
homeless people and bring this information back to our committees to enrich and guide the new 
action steps in the Continuum of Care. 

***Suggestions from the Steering Committee included: 

• Find money for food-estimated at $600 

• Groups should stay small to be manageable 

• Identify community/neighborhood people and do this in partnership 

• Groups should focus on input into key areas of the Continuum 

• Keep focus and purpose very clear 



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MEMORANDUM 



To: Members of the Local Homeless Board 

Fr: Carrie Dipman, Jenny Friedenbach 

Date: July 24, 2000 

Re: McKinney Process for year 2000-2001 

Both Carrie and Jenny attended the July 21, 2000 McKinney technical team meeting on 
behalf of the Local Board. The purpose of the meeting was to wrap up the 2000 process, 
to identify the roles for next year and to examine how to do the process smoother and in a 
more planned fashion. 

The following points were referred to the Board: 

• Board members should participate on the McKinney production team to avoid 
overlap and confusion. Next meeting is September 8 1 , from 1 PM to 3 PM at 25 
Van Ness, Room 720. 

• The priority panel should be identified and divided into the three areas of 
permanent housing, transitional housing and supportive services. More Board 
participation is needed to ensure good community input. The guideline 
recommended that if a Board member is not conflicted, they should serve on the 
panel. This process should be done by December of this year. 

• The priorities for the panel should be set by the end of the year. To accomplish 
this, the City will provide all the necessary statistics and information to inform the 
Board's guidelines. It was suggested to have a training specifically on the 
McKinney process and use the second half of a training to provide the Board will 
all the data they need to set priorities for the City. DHS will partner with the 
Board in this process. 

• For wrap up of the 2000 process, there were a few programs at the bottom of the 
list due to concerns about the quality of their programs. The Technical Team will 
be offering all the participants of this years competition an opportunity to receive 
feedback on their proposal (1:1) and also to offer the City feedback on how the 
process went. The McKinney team recommends that the Board meet with these 
problematic programs to dialogue about the programs future, in regards to both 
policy concerns and the lack of McKinney funding. It was suggested that this 
could be referred for follow up to the Policy committee. DHS will make available 
all notes and evaluations from the priority panel for this process. 



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DOCUMENTS DEP 

sep - 6 2::o 

, SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD^AN FRANCISCO 
MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 14, 2000 REGULAR MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, August 14, 
2000 in the Boardroom of 555 Franklin, the Department of Education Building. 
CONVENED: Laura Ware and Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:20 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Johnny Baskerville, Ramona 
Benson, Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, Linzie Coleman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Jennifer 
Grant, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Bob Nelson, Yvette 
Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Gene Colemen, David Newcomer, 
Travis Kiyota, Kate Durham. 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, Steve Blackburn, Barbara Brown, 
Carrie Dipman, Megan Lim, Joel Lipski, Anne Kronenberg 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

II. MINUTES: The minutes of the July 10th Board meeting were agreed on. 

II. PUBLIC COMMENT: Hank Wilson from Treatment on Demand Planning 
Council spoke. He used to work at the Ambassador and wanted to speak about 
overnight privileges in the SRO hotels. The rules and policies are different hotel 
to hotel and it can really impact how much time a person may spend homeless in 
either a shelter or the street. Some charge anywhere from $5 to $15 per night. The 
City, who do a lot of master leasing, should examine this policy. This could be 
significant and he would like to see the Board give it discussion time. Only one 
person can legally occupy a room because of the issue of who is the master tenant. 
Kate suggested he bring his comments to the Housing Committee. Gail Gilman 
pointed out that some hotel have no fee, some do 4 overnights a month and some, 
like TODCO, do 14 overnights a month, which is the limit according to HUD 
regulations. This issue was referred to the policy agenda. 

II. ELECTION OF CO-CHAIRS 

Laura Ware provided the background and history and reviewed the two nominees, Rita 
Semel and John Baskerville. She recommends that because there are only two that the 
Board shows a public vote of support and just go ahead without a formal vote. The Board 
agreed but wants to continue to try and recruit homeless and formerly homeless people to 
be chairs. John pointed out that he is formerly homeless. It was also suggested that the 
Board look at the TOD model where someone shadows the co-chair in preparation for 
serving the next year. The Board needs a structure to mentor people. Laura affirmed that 
both nominees, Rita Semel and John Baskerville are excellent choices and feels they will 
do a good job. All voted yes and a BIG THANKS to Laura by Jenny F. Laura technically 
remains co-chair until September when John takes over. 



II. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

m. A. FUNDING 

• Workforce Investment Board. The Mayor will be naming the appointees to the Board 
by October 1 . George delivered the Board's letter to the Mayor. Donna Feingold from 
Toolworks and Craig King were also nominated by the PIC for disability seats. Four 
seats would work well. Thanks for Carrie Dipman for writing the letter. We're hoping 
to have our recommendations in the seats for low income and poor people. 

• Budget training. Laura discussed this coming Monday's funding meeting as an 
educational tool for the Board to learn about the City department's individual budget 
process. She hopes to be able to integrate the Board's participation into the 
Department's budget process. Johanna will follow up with both Gene Coleman and 
Joel Lipski about their departments. All Board members are invited to come 
participate and learn. 

B. POLICY 

• 150 Otis. The Board sent a letter to the Mayor asking for more resources to increase 
the hours of operation for the storage facility and to increase the days. We've had no 
answer as yet. Any member of the Board could also feel free to write. George will 
talk more about this later in his report. 

• Continuum of Care. The Board decided not to collapse any of the subcommittees at 
this time but maybe some of the focus groups could be done as a joint venture. The 
Continuum should be written in such a manner as to mandate yearly review. It 
remains to be decided how the focus groups will work. Ramona and Anne from the 
Health Committee will be leading the organization on that and are asking for a few 
questions from the other committees to include in their groups. Joyce passed out a 
memo and raised the concern about that lack of focus on families in the update 
process. Both she and Ramona would like to see a focus on families, not just in 
shelter but overall. The shelter committee started as general but was narrowed to 
single adults along the way. The Board can still add a family group if they want. 

• RFP. The Policy committee attempted to discuss this issue but couldn't without DHS 
at the table. It is on the agenda for this month. 

• Rules of decorum. A draft generated by the Policy Committee was passed around for 
review and discussion. Jennifer Grant made some suggestions as to language and 
completely disagreed with the eating guideline. John B. disagrees with number 2. 
Discussion was then held about side conversations and the difference between that 
and comments. The Board does need these guidelines because they are a good 
facilitating tool and with 34 members, there needs to be some structure. These 
guidelines are not just for the Board internally but to make sure public comment gets 
heard in a respectful manner. It was agreed to strike number 3 and leave these as 
guidelines to be given to new members. 

C. STEERING 

• Co-chairs of standing committees. This item was recommended to the Board that the 
co-chairs of the Board should, if possible, not also chair one of the standing 
committees. This has 3 goals: to spread responsibility of Board members, to increase 
the number of members of the Steering committee and to create mentorship 
opportunities. It was suggested by Rebecca that each committee nominate/appoint 
their own chair instead of the co-chairs of the Board doing it. The co-chairs will 



monitor the process and will take responsibility if nothing moves forward. Roma 
condensed that to a proposal that the standing committees elect a chair and report 
back to the steering committee. If no action is taken, the steering committee will 
appoint. All agreed and issue was added to agendas. 

Consultant for the Continuum of Care. Laura reported back on this item. The 
interview team, comprised of Rita, Laura, George, Michelle Bryd from DHS, Kim 
Fergison from MOCD and Johanna, did a series of interviews and decided to try and 
create a team from the best of all the proposals. The consultants are Harder and Co, 
lead by Michelle Magee. Michelle will be working with Clare Nolan and Lydia Ely, 
who will be coming to the committee meetings and writing the plan. The consultants 
will work collaboratively with MOOH and the Board. They have been officially hired 
and the workplan constructed. There were questions as to how the consultants would 
work with both the focus group process and the neighborhood input. It was suggested 
they work with neighborhood seats to try and have one neighborhood meeting. This 
group would be co-sponsored by the neighborhood, not just the Local Board. It was 
recommended that all co-chairs meet with the consultants together at the Steering 
Meeting on 8.28.2000. This issue is a priority and the bulk of that meeting should 
focus on this orientation. It was commented that a focus group can't contain all the 
input the Board will need. We also need to look at community input. The Board 
would like both proactive input now and reactive feedback later in the year. Laura 
hopes a clear workplan for the consultants will help clarify this. 
Communications committee. Laura reported back on the discussion held. The 
Steering Committee would like to see the group reform with a clearer charge. The 
Steering Committee asked that the communications committee to make 
'recommendations on a process for how the Local Homeless Board becomes a 
formal step with the governmental bodies (City Departments, the Mayor, 
Commissions, The Board of Supervisors) and steps needed to implement this 
work. These recommendations will be forwarded to the Policy Committee for 
development of a workplan." Sam felt the group had a difficult task, as the Board 
wasn't even on the same page. Sam feels that after a retreat, the group could 
reconvene. After discussion, the Board agreed that all the information is there in the 
bylaws, legislative language and the Board's last retreat but it needs a mechanism and 
action steps. If a retreat is recommended, it should focus on concrete action steps. 
Sam was willing to accept this but stressed FULL participation from the departments 
to be successful. Gene Coleman volunteered to co-chair. The language from Steering 
was reclarified. The process will be that Sam and Gene will meet and reconvene the 
committee to discuss if and when a retreat is needed. This will include looking at the 
funding committee's budget hearings. They will review all historical information 
from all 2 Vi years of the Board's existence. Then maybe a Vt day can be set up to deal 
with implementation. David Newcomer suggested that understanding the budget is 
great place to start on communications. Unless you get on the map/needs assessment, 
you don't get heard. 

Families in the Continuum. It was discussed how families could be addressed under 
the committee structure. Jenny pointed out that the single adult shelter committee 
came out of the housing committee. Ramona Benson and Joyce Miller agreed to co- 



chair a committee focused on families in emergency housing. Location and time to be 
announced. 

• Focus group recommendations. Ramona Benson presented the update from the Health 
Committee, which is taking the lead in developing consumer focus groups for input 
into the Continuum. She asked for a few questions from the other committees to be 
included in the group. Questions can be forward to Cora Cordero, a member of 
Anne's staff. A concern was raised that the facilitation be professional and consistent. 
The consultant may be able to help with this. The Health committee is attempting to 
target consumers in neighborhoods with no more than 15-20 people in each group. 
Concern was expressed that the Board do this carefully and thoroughly. A 
recommendation from Rebecca is that the questions be specific as well as general 
questions such as 'What do you need?'. There are many complexities of these groups 
to be taken into account. The Board needed to move on as time was almost up. Barry 
Hermanson pointed out that it is an issue that the Board doesn't make time for 
departmental reports. This void highlighted the importance of communication. 

• The update from the McKinney Technical Team was skipped. 

II. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

III. • MOCD. Gene Coleman reported that their new fiscal year just started. 

They will be doing needs hearings. If the Local Board wishes to be involved, now 
is the time. The Citizens Committee has same problem as the Board. They are 
looking for new dynamics and new voices. Gene will let people know when 
meetings are. 

• Department of Human Services. Kate Durham passed out a memo updating the 
Board on DHS. There are some questions as to the timing for the RFP for the 
master leasing program. The RFP left only two weeks for someone to get in a 
proposal. Kate explained that the short time frame was given due to the demand 
for the housing. There were some questions on the MSC RFP process and the 
Policy Committee will be taking that issue up. Michelle Byrd will now coordinate 
winter programs. There is some discrepancy between Kate's report and Maggie 
Donahue's of last month because they hadn't had a chance to coordinate, due to 
Maggie's being out for a month. 

• Department of Adult and Aging Services. David Newcomer reported. This new 
department was official starting July 1 . APS and in-home support services are all 
included here. The new director is Sandra Nathan, the former director of 
Alameda's Aging Services. David wants to get homelessness on the radar. They 
will be starting their community meetings soon and their needs assessment is done 
in 8 or 9 languages. The Public Guardian and the public administrator are all 
under this department as they are all considered older people's issues. 

• Mayor's Office on Homelessness. 165 people are now using storage at 150 Otis. 
His office is working on the street and shelter homeless count for this fall. The 
last of series of community meetings will be held tomorrow. His office is also 
working on coordinating outreach in collaboration with DPH and DHS. This is all 
City- funded outreach. George received the suggestion that 150 Otis try to 
aggressively reach people who have disappeared when they have belongings in 



storage. Jenny suggested calling SFGH or jail. George said his office would make 
an effort but staffing is extremely limited. 

Public Comment: Ellouise Patten from Young Community Developers had to leave but 
left this statement, which was read to the Board by Johanna. "As a representative of 
Young Community Developers, she would like to concur with George that the Board 
can't 'decide' to go to these communities without that particular communities input. 
Having said that, she would like to be part of the process and serve on the committee or 
meet with the group that will be facilitating this." 

Meeting adjourned 5:46 PM. 

Notes taken by Johanna Keeley, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, September 11, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Board of Education, 555 Franklin Street, l sl floor Board room, San Francisco, CA 94102 

AGENDA DOCUMENTS DEP 



3 I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

/?o III. Adoption of the Minutes of the August 14, 2000 

IV. Public Comment 



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V. Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Monday, September 18, at 25 Van Ness, 8 th fl., 2PM 
For discussion: Roundtable with City Departments on budget process 

B. Policy-TVex:/ meeting Thursday, Sept. 14th, at 25 Van Ness, 8 th fl., noon 

C. Steering-A^ert meeting: Monday, Sept. 25th, 2000 at 25 Van Ness, noon, 330A 
For discussion with action: Steering Committee recommendation of chairs of Policy and Funding 
For discussion with possible action: Role of the consultant with the committees 

For discussion with possible action: Focus groups-structure and timeline 

For discussion with possible action: Community Forums for input into the Continuum of Care 

For discussion with possible action: Neighborhood meeting of the Board-6 neighborhoods in 6 months. 

D. Continuum of Care subcommittees-Any updates from the 9 subcommittees 

VI. For discussion and possible action: Update from the McKinney Technical Team.*** 



VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT 

X. ADJOURN 
**** Documents available at meeting. 
Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings: 



George Smith 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
To be announced 

Travis Kiyota 
David Newcomer 



re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 



Type 


Day 


Date 


Location 


Time 


Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesdays 


9/13 & 9/27 


474 Valencia, 2 nd Floor 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


9/12 


101 Grove, Room 220 


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


9/13 & 9/27 


25 Van Ness, S* floor 


3 PM-4:30 PM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


9/20 


25 Van Ness, Room 330B 


10 AM-Noon 


Information 


Friday 


10/13 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-11:30AM 


Diversity 


Thursday 


9/14 & 10/12 


25 Van Ness, 8 th floor 


2:00 PM -3:30 PM 


Housing 


Friday 


9/22 


25 Van Ness, 3 rd floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 


Civil Rights 


Friday 


10/5 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 


Family Shelters 


Friday 


9/15 


290 Turk Street 


1 PM-2:30 PM 



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days before a meeting. 

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Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
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violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
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SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

MEMORANDUM 

SEP - 6 2CC0 

To: Members of the Local Homeless Board 

Fr: Came Dipman, Jenny Friedenbach JBLIC LIBRARY 

Date: July 24, 2000 

Re: McKinney Process for year 2000-2001 

Both Carrie and Jenny attended the July 21, 2000 McKinney technical team meeting on 
behalf of the Local Board. The purpose of the meeting was to wrap up the 2000 process, 
to identify the roles for next year and to examine how to do the process smoother and in a 
more planned fashion. 

The following points were referred to the Board: 

• Board members should participate on the McKinney production team to avoid 
overlap and confusion. Next meeting is September 8 l , from 1 PM to 3 PM at 25 
Van Ness, Room 720. 

• The priority panel should be identified and divided into the three areas of 
permanent housing, transitional housing and supportive services. More Board 
participation is needed to ensure good community input. The guideline 
recommended that if a Board member is not conflicted, they should serve on the 
panel. This process should be done by December of this year. 

• The priorities for the panel should be set by the end of the year. To accomplish 
this, the City will provide all the necessary statistics and information to inform the 
Board's guidelines. It was suggested to have a training specifically on the 
McKinney process and use the second half of a training to provide the Board will 
all the data they need to set priorities for the City. DHS will partner with the 
Board in this process. 

• For wrap up of the 2000 process, there were a few programs at the bottom of the 
list due to concerns about the quality of their programs. The Technical Team will 
be offering all the participants of this years competition an opportunity to receive 
feedback on their proposal (1:1) and also to offer the City feedback on how the 
process went. The McKinney team recommends that the Board meet with these 
problematic programs to dialogue about the programs future, in regards to both 
policy concerns and the lack of McKinney funding. It was suggested that this 
could be referred for follow up to the Policy committee. DHS will make available 
all notes and evaluations from the priority panel for this process. 



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Harder+Company Community Research 

444 DeHaro Street, Ste. 202 

San Francisco, CA 94108 

415/522-5400 

415/522-5445 Fax 

TO: Steering Committee of the Local Board 

FROM: COC Consultants -Michelle Magee, Clare Nolan and Lydia Ely 

DATE: August 25, 2000 

RE: Recommendations for Focus Groups and Community Forums 

1. Focus Groups for Individuals who are currently homeless 

Committee Responsible: The Integrated Health and Human Services 

Committee (IHHSC). 

Purpose: To contribute consumer information and input into the entire plan. 

Question Development: Each of the 9 COC Committees should submit 2-3 

questions to IHHSC. IHHSC with assistance from Harder will develop a 

standardized set of questions at the September £8rrneeting. 

Timing: Groups will begin last week in September and end mid-October. 

Each group will be one and one half hours in length. 

• The IHHSC has assigned one individual to each of the six neighborhoods 
where focus groups will occur. The contact will take responsibility for finding 
the site, organizing the outreach effort through neighborhood-based 
community agencies, finding the facilitators and note-takers and in some 
cases conducting the focus groups. The neighborhoods and times of day are: 

Mission at Arriba Juntos - dinner 

Bayview Hunters Point - Barbara's program at lunchtime 

TL/SOMA - St. Anthony's at lunchtime 

SunnydaleA/isValley - The Village, dinner 

Haight - Library on 9/26, dinner 

Western Addition - Ella Hill Hutch, dinner 

• Local Board/MOOH will pay for or provide the food for lunch (1 1 :30 - 1 pm) or 
dinner (5-6:30pm) meetings. 

• The goal for the groups is 1 5-20 currently homeless individuals. In order to 
actually have this number of participants, approximately 40 individuals will be 
recruited through multiple programs in the neighborhood. 

• Each group will have two facilitators and two note-takers available. A group 
of 15-20 individuals will be divided into two separate focus groups to happen 
at the site simultaneously. 

• A cash incentive of $15 will be given to each participant. 

Note: Will Committees have time to review final list of questions? 



The idea of Community Forums was discussed at the last Steering Committee 
meeting. Further decision-making is needed to finalize this plan. 

2. Community Forums 

Committee Responsible: Steering Committee 

Purposes: To provide the public (service providers, residents, current and 

formerly homeless individuals, neighborhood groups, public 

officials/organizations) with an opportunity to identify issues and needs 

related to the development of COC plan and to provide the Local Board, 

MOOH, MOCD, MOH and the community with a better understanding of the 

issues and needs affecting homeless individuals and families 

4Sites: Option 1 :The five neighborhoods and sites used for Consolidated 

Plan 
Option 2: The six neighborhoods for the focus groups and find 

new sites 

4Format: Speaker cards, sign up, microphone, time-limited comments, 
facilitated by consultants 

4Timing: Post a schedule in mid-September for first two-three weeks of 
October (see MOCD process for Consolidated Plan) 

4Materials: Consultants will prepare information sheets for each of the 9 

Committee content areas. Some may be collapsed. These will 
be available at the meeting. Comments will be taken by content 
area. 



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MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 1 1 , 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, 
September 11, 2000 in the Boardroom of 555 Franklin, the Department of Education 
Building. 

CONVENED: Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:15 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Michael Bennett, Rebecca Brockert, 
Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Jennifer Grant, Roma 
Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Yvette Robinson, Rita 
Semet, Laura Ware, George Smith, Gene Colemen, David Newcomer, Kate 
Durham, Anne Kronenberg 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Johnny Baskerville, Ramona Benson, Steve 
Blackburn, Barbara Brown, Sam Cobbs, Bob Nelson, Joel Lipski, Travis Kiyota 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. The item of community 
forums was moved to discussion only. Joyce Miller noted on the agenda that 
the Office of Children, Youth and Families is now a Department. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the August 14th Board meeting were agreed on. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT: Terri DeMartine, the children's after school coordinator at 
Raphael House, a family shelter, spoke. She reported that the Homeless 
Education Program (HEP) didn't get McKinney funds this year and the school 
district has ended this program. This program provided a community liaison for 
homeless children, fast passes, tutors and funds for school supplies. She 
wanted the Local Board to know about this. Rita referred her to the Funding 
Committee. The amount is approximately $150,000 for each year. Johanna got 
her card so that follow up for more information specific to funding source could 
be ascertained. 

V. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. FUNDING 

• Laura Ware, co-chair, was absent so Johanna updated the group about the 
status of the committee. They have heard budget presentations from DHS, 
MOH, MOCH and Department of Adult and Aging Services. Scheduled for the 
next meeting are DPH, DCYF, Criminal Justice and the Mayor's Budget Office. 
Jennifer Grant wanted to know if the committee would consider presentations 
from other departments that don't have Board seats. Johanna will pass this 
concern to the co-chairs. Everyone was invited and encouraged to attend. 



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B. POLICY 

A- Legislati on on Cart Removal. Rita updated the group on the status of the 
discussion. Rita focused on the committee's need to receive information 
proactively. Gail reported Mara Raider's update from the Coalition on 
Homelessness. They have completed the list of items the committee asked 
them to do to have the legislation re-presented. The City Attorney has 
reviewed the document as well as Supervisor Ammiano's office. Rita asked if 
there was an update on the RFP. DHS reports none. The SRO issue was clarified 
that it was the Mission SRO Collaborative that attended the meeting. Anne 
Kronenberg cautioned the Board about over reaching on this item, as there are 
already many groups focusing on SRO, including the SRO Task Force, which 
Anne chairs. This committee will work with Anne and the Task Force to not 
duplicate work efforts. 

C. STEERING 

A- Recommendations on co-chairs of standing committees. Laura Ware 
volunteered and was recommended to continue as chair of Funding. Gail 
Gilman and George Smith were recommended to co-chair policy. All voted yes 
on this issue. 

A- Consultant for the Continuum of Care. The Board overall expressed their 
pleasure with the work done so far by the consultants. The consultant prepared 
a work plan for the Continuum of Care subcommittees, which was reviewed. 
Roma added that environment should include health and human services. Kate 
Durham clarified that co-chairs of subcommittees should be attending the 
Steering meeting. 

• Focus groups. David Newcomer asked for clarification on getting information 
from the focus groups on senior specific questions or will that information be 
organized afterwards. Confusion was expressed around the focus groups. Anne 
Kronenberg explained that the plan for the focus groups is to partner with the 
local CBO's to provide client. The Health committee is still working on the 
focus group questions and everyone is invited to the meeting tomorrow where 
that will be address. George asked if we should consider a specific senior group 
and David said he'd be happy to organize that. Rebecca commented that the 
groups should either ensure there are seniors in the general meeting or have 
their own. Gene made a distinction between these consumer focus groups and 
community meetings. The community meeting is an open non-reactive process. 
Rita introduced the idea of the Board moving to different neighborhoods in its 
monthly meetings. Anne pointed out that Harder will be doing a presentation 
about community forums at the next Steering meeting. A question was raised 
as to how this information will get back to the committees. Maybe the 
consultants can do this? Maybe they can also break information into certain 
specific sub-groups. Anne noted that her committee cannot take on more work. 
If we've missed something, we'll have to go back later on. The Mission group is 
bi-lingual. Roma commented that focus groups are specific to a purpose and 
usually have a few question methodology. The methodology must be looked at. 
She hopes Harder is looking at the purpose, how the questions can best be 
asked and what the sub-questions are. Roma agreed to review the focus group 
questions. Joyce would like a list of the groups. Anne will get complete list to 
everyone. Kate Durham talked about the 'focused forum' style of the Shelter 
committee, which just completed 7 groups. Kate will share information with 
Anne about they did it. The committee is also looking at Michael Bennett's 
suggestion of having formerly homeless people facilitate. The Board members 
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• Neighborhood meetings for the Local Board. Joyce commented that we need to 
be clear on our purpose in going into a neighborhood. Linzie said if aren't 
clear, we need to get clear because the Board is way behind on doing this. We 
aren't credible as a Board if we don't follow through on what we say. We never 
really did it, not even for the McKinney. Rebecca said she believed we were 
clear and needed to move forward. We do have space for public comment. We 
do have opportunities for input. Maybe we should just go ahead and schedule 
some meetings. George agrees with Joyce that we need clarity. We want an 
informed and involved neighborhood. This should be a mutual learning process. 
We need to be prepared. It was suggested by Kate that the neighborhood seats 
could play a role in this process. It could be a good vehicle. The Local Board 
also needs to make a commitment to how these seats work and play a role in 
making it accessible for people. Roma suggested the purpose is trying to get 
consensus on the Continuum of Care and what is evolving from the 
subcommittee work to inform our priorities. Jennifer Grant summed up that 
she heard 4 different meetings being discussed-neighborhood meeting, 
community forums, McKinney meeting and consumer focus group. Simply having 
the Local Board conduct it's meeting in different neighborhoods is a starting 
point in increasing our visibility. We can then move forward on developing a 
community forum. Gene agreed that moving the Board meeting around is an 
empowering event to just be in the neighborhoods. We need to be careful not 
to muddle these different ideas. Rita Semel suggested as a first step a meeting 
with the neighborhood seats and the co-chairs. Kate likes the idea but would 
like to see it broadened. It's about creating relationships and everyone's 
involvement will be needed. Jennifer Grant would like a timeline on this so it 
moves forward. George said we need to make this easy and accessible for 
people. He wants to support them. Rita agreed that the meeting should be 
broad and include anyone who has an interest. Gail Gilman said this comes 
back to the idea of mentoring the newer seats in the Board and helping those 
members who don't come too much. There needs to be a structure for this. 
This goes to the wider issue of representation. Barry commented that if people 
are interested, they will come regardless. We just spent 45 minutes on the idea 
of having a Board meeting in a neighborhood. It was suggested by George that 
the issues of the Board's development should be included in the Continuum of 
Care. This would ensure that the Board has broad representation, not any 
'inner circle'. Rita pointed out that when appointees can only come through 
the Mayor or the Board of Supervisors that that creates an automatic inner 
circle. The agreed on timeline was to further explore this issue in October and 
set November as a goal for the first neighborhood meeting. Barry commented 
we should look at the time of the meeting as well, to accommodate working 
people. 

VI. MCKINNEY UPDATE. Johanna passed out the draft timeline developed at the 
last McKinney team meeting. The timeline shows the McKinney process and the 
Continuum of Care process month by month. Board members Rita Semel, Gene 
Coleman and Manny Morales were at that meeting. Rita said she appreciated 
the work of the team. Jenny Friedenbach and Carrie Dipman attended the last 
meeting. Gene Coleman talked about DHS working with the Board to provide a 
training on the Gaps analysis and the whole process so the Board could be both 
prepared and informed. Johanna introduced the idea that the McKinney 
information will be focused to the Steering Committee between Board 
meetings. Jenny pointed out that the McKinney team was created initially to 
develop strategies for unfounded McKinney projects. She feels the team is 
taking over for the Board. For example, the ADA part of the McKinney 
application the team wanted to remove from the priority panel. We need to be 
careful. Carrie agrees. Both George and Kate replied that the McKinney team 
was developed to deal with the funding crisis and to strengthen the proposals 
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Rita confirmed that the Board maintains its jurisdiction over the McKinney 
process. The team was created by the request of the Mayor to Pam David of 
MOCD to ensure every dollar San Francisco could get, would get. Gene agreed 
that the initial idea had been to rescue failing programs. Now that we past the 
emergency response, does this group need to continue? We now have the 
opportunity to look at that. We do need to remember it's a funding 
competition. It was commented that the team could be viewed as an organizing 
tool. 

VII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A- Mayor's Office on Homelessness. Before starting his report, George 
commented that the Board has to let the committee do their work so we 
don't' get bogged down here. It's helpful for him to hear what the 
committees are doing. George announced the fall homeless count on 
October 26 th . His office is sending letters to CBO's to increase the pool 
of volunteers to over 200 people. George would like the Local Board to 
look at the procedures of the count to 'tweak' it. George will have 
Frances set it up. George announced the formation of an editorial team, 
who will be reviewing the work of the consultants. They will provide 
oversight to the project and budget monitoring. George isn't sure of the 
formal name of the group but it will consist of Local Board members and 
City departments that brought funds to the project. This will ensure we 
get the most for our money. For example, it was suggested to the 
consultants that they work on a glossary of terms. This has been referred 
back to the Board so that the consultants can focus on the Continuum of 
Care plan. George is concerned that there is consistency with the 
subcommittees. The consultants won't be attending every subcommittee 
meeting. Some they will go to and for others, they will check in with the 
co-chairs for information. 

A- Department of Human Services. Kate Durham reported that the 
construction of 260 Golden gate began today. Cindy Ward is working 
towards provided a smooth transition for the families. The Family 
Emergency Work group is closely monitoring. Dar Kayhan is in discussion 
with Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the community in regards to the 
Hartland hotel over access issues. This goes to the Finance Committee 
on the 20 th . She will have a better update by next meeting. Maggie 
Donahue will be back tomorrow from her medical leave. Jenny 
Friedenbach stated that Oshun should be on the schedule for families. 
Their childcare rooms make them a much better choice than SFGH. Kate 
will take that recommendation back to DHS. George commented that he 
is working with Cindy Ward to meet with Arlene Ackerman, the new 
school superintendent, about funding cuts for homeless children. It was 
clarified that this was the same issue the public comment was about 
earlier. It is a different type of McKinney funds and it is under the 
jurisdiction of the school district. George invited the Local Board to 
participate in this meeting and will try to set up as soon as next week. 
Rita commented we should show a united front about this urgent 
matter. 

• Depart ment of Public Health. Anne talked about the Homeless Coordinating 
Committee with DPH and the work they have been doing to coordinate services 
and create an inventory. It became hard to inventory services with no 
definition on homelessness. Anne passed around the recently approved by the 
Health Commission definition of homelessness that DPH is using. This could 
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adding people living in transitional housing under the definition. Anne agrees. 
Joyce Miller asked if the Local Board could get copies of all the different 
definitions of homelessness so that they could set a definition. George 
responded that DPH did great work in their development of a definition. He 
wishes the Board had time to take this on. He suggested the DPH definition 
then to DHS, then to the Local Board and then it could become the City's 
definition. Jenny F. asked what the point is of this when different agencies 
report to different funders. We need to keep definition broad to know exactly 
how many units of affordable low-cost housing the City needs. She's pleased 
with the definition. DPH is still working on their first response team-see memo 
for details. They are reorganizing /MP as an intervention vehicle, not just as 
transportation. They are also looking at the definitions between clinical team 
and outreach team. Anne doesn't know exactly when the outreach teams will 
start, as there have been many delays. This idea is the original idea that 
George was working on over a year ago. Trying to create the assessment piece 
has been slow work. Jenny F. asked that the Board see more information on the 
outreach piece. She is concerned more about expanding access and resources 
than just expanding outreach. Outreach isn't really that great of an idea but 
she guesses coordinating it is okay. Michael Bennett brought to Anne's 
attention that the quality of services in the Windsor hotel have gone downhill. 

A- MOCD. Gene Coleman reported that they have started their public 
hearing process. They used to conduct four hearings but they are 
experimenting with one neighborhood with a more structured focus 
groups. They are trying to take a proactive approach as to how that will 
work. He passed out a flyer announcing the schedule of the groups. 

• Department of Adult and Aging Services. David Newcomer announced they have 
hired Sandra Nathan as the director of this newly created department. 

Public Comment: Hank Wilson from the Treatment on Demand Council and 
supervisoral candidate spoke of the need to serve women in jail. There is no outreach 
needed there. We know where they are and many of them are discharged with no 
housing plan or source of income. We have a definite access point there. We should 
be smarter than just discharging such high-risk people to the street. The City should 
respond to the challenge. Jails should have definite discharge policies. 

Meeting adjourned 5:31 PM. 

Notes taken by Johanna Keeley, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

Next Local Homeless Coordinating Board meeting on Monday, October 16, 2000 
from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at 555 Franklin Street. 



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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
' ^REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, Q0ober I6th, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Board of Education, 555 Franklin Street, l sl floor Board room, San Francisco, CA 94W2^,-m .» . r- K ,-,-^ ^ ,___,. 

agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Roll Call 

Adoption of the Agenda OCT 

Adoption of the Minutes of the September 11, 2000 

Public Comment and before each item comes to vote 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Presentation from Jim Buick from Department of Human Services on the RFP 
process of MSC-N and MSC-S. 



VI. Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Thursday, October 26th at 25 Van Ness, Rm 720, 1-3 PM 

For discussion: Roundtable with City Departments on budget process 

B. Policy -Next meeting Thursday, October 19 th at 25 Van Ness, Rm 720, noon 

For action: Recommended support of legislation 'removal and storage of personal property ' and to write 
Sup. Ammiano encouraging him to introduce to the Board of Supervisors. *** 

For action: Pending introduction to Board of Supervisors, the Local Board will support this legislation by 
at the least a letter. 

C. Steering-A/evf meeting: Monday, October 23 rd at 25 Van Ness, 8 th floor conference 
For discussion with action: Local Board vacancies (from membership committee) 

For discussion with possible action: Progress report on the Continuum of Care-special meeting of the co- 
chairs 10/31 9AM-Noon, 25 Van Ness, Room 330A 

For discussion with action: Plan for December attendance of multiple community meetings by Board 
members to present draft of Continuum of Care plan 
For discussion with action: Neighborhood meeting of the Board-6 neighborhoods in 6 months. 



VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Homeless Coordinator 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction 
**** Documents available at meeting. 

Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings: 



George Smith 
Kate Durham 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
To be announced 
David Newcomer 

of the Local Board. 



Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesdays 


10/18 & 10/25 


1800OakdaleAve 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


10/24 


101 Grove, Room 220 


l:OOPM-2:30PM 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


10/25 


25 Van Ness, 8 lh floor 


3PM-5:OOPM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


10/18 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


9:30-11:30 


Information 


Friday 


10/20 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10AM-11:30AM 


Diversity 


Thursday 


10/12 


25 Van Ness, 8 th floor 


2:00 PM -3:30 PM 


Housing 


Friday 


10/27 


25 Van Ness, 3 rd floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 


Civil Rights 


Friday 


10/5 


25 Van Ness, 6 th floor 


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 


Family Shelters 


Friday 


11/3 


To Be Announced 


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McKinney Team 


Thursday 


10/19 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


3 PM- 5PM 



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A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, October 
16th, 2000 in the Boardroom of 555 Franklin, the Department of Education Building. 
CONVENED: Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3: 10 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Ramona Benson, Rebecca 
Brockert, Barbara Brown, Sam Cobbs, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer 
Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, 
Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Gene Colemen, David 
Newcomer, Anne Kronenberg, Kate Durham, Alicia Klein for Joel Lipksi. 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, Steve Blackburn, Jennifer Grant, 
Winna Davis, Manny Morales 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. Agenda item V. was 
moved to 5 o'clock to allow DHS/DPH to present on the update on the master 
lease and direct access to housing program. 

III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: George Smith and Rita Semel presented exiting 
co-chair a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Mayor and the entire Board. 
Laura thanked the Board and noted that she feels the Board is in good shape, can 
be greater and that she looks forward to another year with the Board. 

IV. MINUTES: The minutes of the September 1 1th Board meeting were agreed on. 

V. PRESENTATION: Dariush Kayhan from DHS presented about the current state 
of the their master lease program. Dar is the supportive housing person at DHS. Since the 
late 1980's the City has had a modified payment from with the Tenderloin Housing 
Clinic(THC). This was through GA at the time. This went well but often, not the greatest 
hotels were used. Then, the market rate started to pass the amount of the GA grant and 
THC started to lose hotels. GA was redesigned to the CAAP program, of which one 
component was the PAES program. This program couldn't be successful without a 
housing subsidy so $150 in subsidy was attached 2 years ago. Again, the market rate 
passed the amount of the subsidy. DHS realized it needed to take over entire hotel as a 
lease. That way, they could make improvements to the building as well as guarantee an 
affordable unit. There are 803 units. They have grown considerably since the program's 
inception. They are working currently on new units. Currently running are The Seneca, 
The Jefferson, The Mission, The Vincent and The Harland. Dar believes the environment 
at these hotels is different now under the master lease. They have created a safe 
environment for the tenants to complain and to be heard with respect. There were a lot of 
access concerns over these units. There were concerns that the program wasn't meeting 
the needs of the homeless population. DHS has expanded access to the programs, thanks 
to the efforts of the Coalition and THC. The change is that now anyone can refer to the 
master lease program. DHS already met with providers and if anyone was missed, please 
let Dar know. There is no money in the future budget to expand. Dar is worried if the 



SRO's are stabilized, that the City will lose them as affordable units. The Hartland is an 
example. If the City hadn't acted quickly, people who earn 35K would be in there now. 
DHS is using the HUD criteria for homelessness as well as anyone in the hotels without 
tenant's rights. Couples are allowed, modified by county ordinance. They need to be 
conscious of the legal occupancy number at the hotel. Please call Dar at 558-1954 if 
questions. 

With that, Mark Trotz from DPH presented on the Direct Access to Housing (DA) 
program. This started two years ago out of planning process to augment the development 
of supportive housing. Three hotels are currently in the DA program, at a total of 255 
units. The idea is using public health money to provide housing for people in the public 
health system. This targets chronically homeless with often complex medical needs. The 
program offers comprehensive on-site services. The Le Nain is the most recent addition 
and focuses on seniors. The Windsor has one respite floor that targets people with 
medical complications, like pneumonia so that they can finish medical treatment. The 
respite beds are between 2 and 8 weeks and have operated for about 6 months. Some of 
these clients go to a higher level of care while some go to permanent housing. The 
Windsor has property management services from the Jon Stewart firm. They have a 
doctor on site 10 hours a week and social workers on site. The Pacific Bay Inn is 
contracted out and operated by a collaborative between Baker Places, Mercy and ESC. 
The Le Nain is NCPHS and ECS operated. DPH is using a community based property 
management. The hotels are in better shape and the existing tenants was happy with the 
change. In the Windsor, existing tenants are 6-8 people. Pacific Bay had 30 people and 
Le Nain started with 40 vacancies. DPH doesn't plan on expanded access as did DHS 
because they feel their access is already pretty broad. However, they are open to input. 
Purchasing the buildings is a different set of money and not many hotels go up for sale. 
Acquisition can take 2-5 years and $2-6 million to pull off. 

Marc is working on accessibility issues and currently between 2-6 units on the first floor 
will be open for wheelchairs. Marc is going back in the leases to add the first option to 
purchase. 

The time line for other 3 hotels is that the RFQ will be out by the end of the month and 
they hope February at the earliest and then Hotel A by April or May. The City holds the 
lease to take the responsibility off the non-profits. The RFQ is for services and property 
management. The RCF is near Kaiser Hospital. It had been a nursing home. One hotel is 
in Chinatown and one other in the Tenderloin. This money is redesigned from emergency 
housing money and it isn't tied to the HrV Housing Wait list as permanent housing. 

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. FUNDING 
• City Budget Process Laura extends her appreciation to all the City departments who 
did budget presentations over the past two months. She's sad to say not a lot of Board 
members participate in the Funding committee. Now that the committee has all this 
information, they are planning a public hearing in collaboration with DHS, DPH and 
MOCD. This has been scheduled for Thursday, November 9 th from 6-9 PM, 101 
Grove Street, 3 rd floor commission room. The Funding committee will facilitate the 
input process where the public gets to bring information forward. This will help the 
Local Board set priorities for the McKinney process. We are hoping for categorical 



information. This is an attempt to be proactive. We are hoping the City budget staff 
will listen to the input. It will be our job to keep the input focused and constructive. 
Outreach needs to be broad, from the shelters to Pacific Heights. Johanna has the 
flyer ready to go out. The current outreach plan is it is being mailed to the Local 
Board's list, DHS's, DPH's and MOCD. We also hope to distribute in the 
neighborhoods, the Chamber of Commerce and the small business administration. 
Anne announced this at the internal homeless coordinating committee at DPH. Kate 
expressed concern as to how this will link with the Continuum of Care process so that 
we don't have two planning processes. Laura hopes that by having focused 
facilitation, we won't lose any information. Gene hopes we invite these department's 
commissions to also listen. Anne suggests we plan to do this yearly but a month 
earlier for next year. 

B. POLICY 
Removal and storage of personal property. Gail reviewed the process of this proposed 
legislation before the committee. Tom Ammiano, who asked that the Board support 
the introduction of this legislation before the Board of Supervisors, sent this to the 
committee. The main point of the legislation is that the public property of homeless 
people would be noticed for 24 hours before it was removed. There were two motives 
for this. First, that the Local Board supports the legislation and recommends 
Supervisor Ammiano to introduce it in the Board of Supervisors. Secondly, that the 
Board would actively support the legislation after it's introduction to the Board of 
Supervisors. Ann commented that the City attorney has reviewed the document. Ann 
offered the amendment of removing the word 'immediately' in Section 14.10, line 2. 
The amendment was accepted and it doesn't need to go back to the City Attorney. 
Alicia Klein asked if there was current City law that covers this. Or was this a 
practice and not a law. George responded that there is an enforceable state law on 
stolen shopping carts that supercedes all local laws. He is speaking for DPW and they 
aren't here today. There is unwritten policy that personal property that DPW takes. 
They store it for 90 days and then discard it. The clients can come and pick it up 
during that time. Jenny F. noted that this legislation is about notice. She says Park and 
Rec and DPW don't always do the way George says. The property doesn't always go 
to storage; it sometimes ends up in the trash. The current storage facility is often 
inaccessible to homeless people. This idea of this legislation is to treat property like 
cars. George asked if the notice was for both shopping carts and property? Both. 
Alicia asked questions as the meaning of the word reasonable in both Section 1411 
and 1410 (c). Jenny responded that in the first case, it speaks to when property is 
taken when the owner is right in front of the property. COH has this on videotape. 
Section 1410c refers to how property can be moved if it blocks a door. DPW will 
probably speak to this when it comes before the Board of Supervisors. Public 
Comment was heard before the vote. 

1. Abby Larman. She works for Healthcare for the Homeless, riding on the 
medical van. She encourages the Board to support this legislation due to the 
cost of replacement medications. Inhalers alone are $20. This is a big problem 
we need to address 

2. Julia from St. Anthony 's. She urges the Local Board to adopt this. She has 
seen countless times where St. Anthony's has replaced bedding taken by the 



City. Some items are irreplaceable. We ask that the City help homeless people 
maintain their property and provide for more free storage facilities. 
3. Keith Savage from the Coalition. He has lost his belongings 5 times in the past 
9 months. They have taken things from under his feet like money, 
identification and medication while he was right there. It can take months to 
get things like ID again. 
Gene clarified that this motion on the floor is about supporting the introduction of this 
legislation to the Board of Supervisors. 
A vote was taken. All yes with George Smith abstaining. 

The Board discussed the second part of the proposal. Bob Nelson congratulated the 
policy committee for dealing with a policy issue. He feels we should support this strongly 
to the Board of Supervisors. Gail is willing to personally take this to the Board with other 
members of the Board. The general feeling of the Local Board is that they want to do 
more than just write a letter of support. Realistically, the legislation won't be introduced 
until December at the earliest so we have time to plan. 
All voted yes on part B. 
C. STEERING 

• Vacancies and open co-chair seat. The membership committee decided to bring forth 
a list of names for the open seats, instead of one at a time as candidates are 
nominated. The empty seats were reviewed. The neighborhoods targeted for 
representation include the Haight, Western Addition and North Beach/Chinatown. 
George commented that although he appreciates the work of the committee, the 
Mayor does his own appointing so be forewarned. 

• Consultant for the Continuum of Care. Claire Nolan and Lydia Ely provided an 
update for the Board. The committees are working hard and expect to have their work 
done by the end of November. Some are meeting weekly to meet the deadline. All are 
working on action steps with some being further along than others. The consultants 
feel good about where we're at. They are working on the Environment Chapter. They 
are working with the Steering Committee to deal with over arching issues. They are 
reporting to the Editorial Board, who will be reading the draft for review and content. 
Johanna reviewed the meeting times. 

• Focus group results. Clare passed out the tabulated results from the 7 focus groups. 
She didn't get verbatim notes and so doesn't know accurate numbers of how many 
people said what. She got quotes from 2 groups. George felt the Bayview notes were 
verbatim. Wendy Phillips taped her meeting in the Haight and that was word for 
word. The Board expressed disappointment that the results weren't broken out by 
neighborhoods. The neighborhood group notes are available from Johanna for anyone 
that wants them. Kate said she hopes all the committees will be looking at the results 
when writing action steps. These groups were completed under a very tight timelines 
and it is recommended that next time, there should be more planning and better notes. 
Lydia would ask that the co-chairs take this on and make sure that this information 
guides the action steps. George also suggests that the facilitators have a feedback 
session because there were a lot of other dynamics going on at the focus groups. 
George doesn't want to see any of the information from the groups get lost. Anne 
thanks everyone for their work and considers the groups a success. 

• Presentation of draft Continuum plan to community. Item was not discussed. 



• Neighborhood meetings. Item was not discussed. 

VII. PRESENTATION OF RFP PROCESS ON MCS-N AND MCS-S. 

Maggie Donahue from DHS presented. She passed out a timeline for the RFP. The 
department is looking for the best use of these two buildings for the homeless. They 
are trying to look for creative ideas and different ways. She is eager to answer 
questions about the process and be available for input and feedback. They want Board 
input to the process. Jenny F. wondered why homeless people themselves aren't 
directly involved in the writing of the RFP. It doesn't need to be a big group but also 
doesn't want token involvement. Maggie is open to that but wonders why do it. She 
feels there are many vehicles for input through the community process and doesn't 
want to make more work on replicate the strengthening single adult shelter work. 
Amett Watson, client advocate, participates there. The RFP will not be written in a 
vacuum. If Amett is up to meeting every week with the RFP committee, please have 
her come. Maggie will invite her. Jenny agrees with all this but want independent 
monitoring at the final level where it can be critical for accountability. Maggie will 
take that recommendation back to her department. Kate reported that the shelter 
committee is continuously updating the RFP committee. There will be an actual 
presentation to the RFP group. The RFP groups also have both consumer reports so 
that voice will not be lost. Anne also pointed out that the RFP timeline was moved 
back one month to accommodate the shelter committee work. 
Concern was expressed about a possible transition. Maggie hopes the current 
providers will return to the table. She doesn't know the outcome. DHS is planning for 
a 2-3 month transition. This is critical due to the fact that 60% of the workers are 
formerly homeless. Roma pointed out that these groups DHS is doing aren't focus 
groups but structured meetings. 

VIII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

• Mayor's Office on Homelessness. George announced the Homeless Count on 
10/26. He has 100 confirmed volunteers and will be doing the count according to 
supervisor districts. Please call 252-3136 to volunteer. He will be reminding 
everyone closer to the actual date. The Bayview Hope center might be opening at 
the end of this month. It includes a kitchen and dining room. This is a first for 
Bayview and also has a full service Resource Center. He will be presenting the 
new outreach program "First Response" at the next policy meeting 

• Mayor's Office on Housing. Alicia provided a project update. Rehab is 
happening on 864 Ellis, which is for homeless youth. Friendship House is moving 
forward with their work with Native American substance abusers. Cameo House, 
transitional housing for women with children, moved and expanded into a new 
facility. MOH issued a feasibility grant for non-profits to get into housing. They 
are working with DHS and DPH to access new state money for permanent and 
transitional housing. 

• Mayor's Office of Community Development. Gene passed out flyers for the 
MOCD budget process. If interested, please call the office and pick up an RFP. 
There are two technical assistance workshops listed on the flyer. 



• Department of Adult and Aging Services. David Newcomer reported. David 
reports working with Manny Morales to develop a survey for seniors. They hope 
to have it out last week of October/first week of November. The results with be 
shared with George and the Board. He hopes to see it included in the Continuum. 

• Department of Human Services. Kate reported that the Mission Neighborhood 
Resource Center has found a site and secured a contract. They are going before 
Commission on November 16 th . The site is on Capp between 16 th and 17 th Streets. 
It's a nice space in good condition. Kate is very hopeful. After the Commission, it 
goes before the Finance Committee and then the Board of Supervisors. 260 
Golden gate is looking at a 12/18 opening and she can a full presentation of it at 
the next meeting if people are interested. Roma asked her to let the Board know if 
Anything flares up around NIMBY-ism for the resource center. Rebecca 
wondered if when the Board sends a letter, are all the members' names included? 
No, but Johanna will work on it. 

• Department of Public Health. Anne reported at the First Response team has been 
doing presentations. They have started to work on the winter shelter, with the first 
meeting happening this week. They hope to have beds added by Thanksgiving. 
The Homeless Coordinating Committee is moving forward in their inventory. 

The Board will address the tabled issues at the next Steering Committee and the issue of 
the co-chair will go to membership. 
Public Comment: N o public comment. 
Meeting adjourned 5:35 PM. 



Notes taken by Johanna Keeley, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 



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REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY,JNOVEMBER 13, 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Board of Education, 555 Franklin Street, I s ' floor Board room, San Francisco, CA 94102 

agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Roll Call 

Adoption of the Agenda 

Adoption of the Minutes of the October 16th, 2000 

Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. SAN FRANCISCO 

MCKINNEY TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS PUBLIC LIBRARY 

A. For action: McKinnev issues to be scheduled for the policy committee for at least the next two months. 

B. For action: The Policy Committee shall have decision making ability over McKinney issues for this 
time period and the McKinney team to disband and work though the Local Board. 

Committee reports 
A. Membership 



For action: Election of a new co-chair for Local Board 

For discussion with possible action: Progress on filling vacant Board seats 

B. Funding- Next mtg: Mon., Nov. 29 th , 3-5 PM, 25 Van Ness, MOCD Conference Rm 
For discussion: Report back from 1 1/9 public hearing. 

C. Policy-Atetf meeting: Thursday, November 16 th , Noon-2, 25 Van Ness, Rm 720 
For action: Consideration of letter of support for Mission Neighborhood Resource Center*** 

For discussion and possible action: A presentation from George Smith and CATS on the First response 
team and formal request for support of MAP being redesigned to First response. 

D. Steering-TVevr meeting: Tuesday, November 21 s ', Noon-2, 25 Van Ness, 330A 
For discussion with action: Plan for December attendance of multiple community meetings by Board 
members to present draft of Continuum of Care plan 

For discussion with action: Neighborhood meeting of the Board-6 neighborhoods in 6 months. 
For discussion with possible action: Consideration of Diversity recommendations**** 
Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 
**to include Continuum update and report on school district services to homeless children. 

B. Department of Human Services Kate Durham 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council To be announced 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 
**** Documents available at meeting. 

Upcoming Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings: 



Single Adult Shelter 


Wednesdays 


11/15 & 11/29 


201 Turk 


9:30 AM-Noon 


Integrated Health 


Tuesday 


11/14 


25 Van Ness. Room 720 


1:00PM-2:30PM 


Income, ed. & em. 


Wednesday 


11/15 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


3PM-5:00PM 


Prevention 


Wednesday 


11/15 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


10 AM-Noon 


Information 


Friday 


11/10 


1119 Market Street 


10AM-11:30AM 


Diversity 


Friday 


11/3 


25 Van Ness, Room 720 


9:30 AM-1 1:30 AM 


Housing 


Friday 


11/3& 11/17 


25 Van Ness, 3 rd floor 


9:30 AM -11 AM 


Civil Rights 


Thursday 


11/9 


25 Van Ness, 6 th floor 


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 


Family Shelters 


Friday 


11/3& 11/17 


290 Turk Street, 2 nd floor 


1:00-3:00 PM , 



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Center, four blocks away. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, 
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TRANSLATION SERVICES 
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are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 

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action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
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554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 

Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 



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MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 13, 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, November 
13 , 2000 in the Boardroom of 555 Franklin, the Department of Education Building. 
CONVENED: Chair Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:19 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Mauricio Aviles, Michael 
Bennett, Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, Linzie Coleman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail 
Gilman, Jennifer Grant, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura 
Ware, George Smith, Gene Colemen, David Newcomer, Kate Durham, Joel Lipksi, Marc 
Trotz for Anne Kronenberg 

Members Absent: Steve Blackburn, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Winna Davis, Manny 
Morales 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the October 16th Board meeting were agreed on. 

IV. MCKINNEY TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS 

A. Rita provided an introduction to the issue. The McKinney work team would like 
to disband and work through the Board for policy issues for the next two months. 
Concern was expressed over how the McKinney would transfer from Policy to Funding. 
Gail reviewed the proposed agenda items for November for policy. Laura suggested the 
following motion to strengthen the language. The Funding Committee will do 
implementation and the Policy committee will do policy setting in regards to the 
McKinney process with clear communication between the committees to avoid 
overlap. 

All voted yes on A. 

B. Only the Local Board can ratify an issue, not a committee. Strong support against 
the policy committee or any committee having decision-making ability was expressed. 
Members felt that was against the process of the Local Board. The issue was suggested 
by the McKinney team in order to expedient the many policy issues regarding McKinney. 
Sam Cobbs called question; Bob Nelson seconded it. 

All voted no on B, which allowed the Policy committee decision making abilities. 

Laura moved to support the work of the tech team. She suggested the following language: 

The work of the McKinney team will be integrated with the Policy committee until 

process is established and then it will move to funding for implementations. All 

processes come before the full Local Board for final approval. 

All voted yes. 

V. COMMITTEE REPORTS 
A. MEMBERSHIP 

• Vacant Board seats. Rita updated the Board on the process of fdling Board seats. 
Ramona Benson resigned from her seat as family advocate due to the demands of her 
current job. Ramona will be missed and George Smith had a plaque of appreciation 



for her. The Board has 7 vacant seats. Rita has asked Marcia from the McKesson 
foundation to apply for the foundation seat and Marcia accepted the offer. Rita spoke 
to Dan Julius, a professor at USF, for the advocate for business and labor seat. We 
have received two candidates for the veteran's advocacy seat. The committee is still 
working on the neighborhood and labor seat. 

• Election of co-chair. Rita introduced the two candidates, Joyce Miller and Bob 
Nelson. They were asked to speak. Joyce responded that she was asked to apply and 
didn't say no. She takes the Local Board seriously and wants the group to be 
proactive. Bob Nelson said he was also asked and believes the Board can really go 
places. We play an important part in the role of the City. We are the voice for the 
homeless. A written vote was taken and the former co-chair Laura Ware announced 
the new co-chair, Bob Nelson. Jenny Friedenbach suggested the Board look at a 
model of chair-elect that Treatment on Demand uses. Rita said she and Bob will 
consider that. Michael Bennett suggested prospective members come to one Local 
Board meeting to get an idea of what's expected. Sam asked if members could make 
recommendations regarding the family advocacy seat. Yes was the answer. Jenny 
formally proposed that the Board establish a chair-elect position and structure 
it. All voted yes. 

B. FUNDING 

• Public Hearing. Laura reported back on the public forum the Local Board hosted in 
partnership with DHS/DPH/MOCD. The function of the hearing was to listen for 
recommendations to inform the department's budget priorities. She really appreciates 
all the Board members and City staff that supported the process and participated. The 
Local Board thanks Laura as well for organizing the event. Laura hopes to make the 
hearing an annual effort but earlier next year in August. Notes were taken in the 9 
Continuum of Care areas and the committee will compile it into solid 
recommendations for the approval of the Local Board. These recommendations are 
both for the City departments and to inform the McKinney priority settings. Laura 
encouraged people to participate in the Funding Committee. She really appreciated 
the participation of the City budget staff. Kate Durham asked of the Continuum of 
Care committees could see the recommendations from the hearing. Laura will try. 
Jennifer Grant doesn't want the Mayor's Budget office thanked. She also asked that 
more departments be invited next year, such as the Commission on the Status of 
Women, who fund domestic violence shelters. These are good ideas. Laura 
commented this year's process developed from those City departments that 
participated in the budget presentations to the committee over the summer. They tried 
to focus on homeless dollars and leaving out COSW was an oversight. They had also 
heard suggestions to add departments like the police but decided to stick to 
constructive services. 

Public comment was omitted from the start of the agenda. Rita asked if there was public 
comment. None volunteered. 
C. POLICY 

• Mission Neighborhood Resource Center Gail framed the discussion, based on the 
notes from the policy meeting. The Board is being asked to send a letter of support to 
the Human Service Commission, the Board of Supervisors, the Finance Committee 
and the Mayor. This is a sorely needed project in the Inner Mission. Bob Nelson 



asked if the Board's names could be on it. Johanna will take care of that. It was 
agreed an attachment would work for now, as the hearing is Thursday. Kate informed 
the Board that the contract is for implementation from May 1, 2001 to June, 2002. 
Laura feels the letter should be more explicit about funds and speak to the contract 
amount. Kate feels the support has been more around Prop I issues. Kate said the City 
has looked at 60 different sites and really have had to fight NIMBY-ism. She thanks 
the Board for their support. Kate does anticipate some opposition at the Hearing and 
would like people to attend the hearing, if they could. Bob Nelson will read the letter 
on behalf of the Board. 

All voted yes to support the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center. 
First Response Team. George is working on redesigning the MAP system from a 
transportation model to an outreach model. He asked Charlie Morimoto from DPH to 
explain about the project. Charlie passed out a brief description of the program. MAP 
was started in the 70's as an outreach to public inebriates. Two critical points: one, 
the DPH model is a voluntary one and two, this program has no association with law 
enforcement. DPH is really trying to use harm reduction concepts. The teams will be 
24 hour/7 days a week. They will be two person teams based on peer outreach. They 
hope to expand the interactions with homeless individuals with intensive needs and 
provide more direct referral and follow-up on intensive cases. The MAP drivers will 
be retrained the proposed trainings include: CHOW, Clinical teams, outreach 
protocols, screening and assessment tools, harm reduction, health realization, conflict 
mediation and business and community relations. By intensive needs, DPH means 
people with multiple diagnoses. They are looking to standardize the screening tools 
the outreach teams use. The Health realization model is a peer outreach model and the 
drivers can use it both for their own burnout but also with the people they will be 
interacting with. DPH has been using it at Tom Wydell with the UN Plaza folks with 
good results. The key is that the van drivers will be doing outreach. Jenny F. agrees 
that MAP could use improvement and that's a positive thing. She disagrees that the 
folks just need to be engaged to get into services. COH has a different view. 97% of 
drug and alcohol users said if treatment met their needs, they'd go in. 99% of mental 
health consumers said the same for mental health treatment. However, for them 1/3 of 
them tried and couldn't get in. The HOPE team reports no services to put people into 
once they are ready. She is disturbed by the use of the Ambassador language, which 
is from a NY program that is very problematic. She'd like to know how much money 
is involved with this and where is it coming from. Laura wants to know if the 
traditional MAP service will still exist. George replied that Coordinated shelter will 
still be there. He doesn't use the word 'ambassador', it's the First Response program. 
Mostly, he is looking at expanding City services to evening and weekends. He is 
trying to create a night response. George said able-bodied folks who did use MAP 
will probably be effected. Detox transport is still available. Laura asked what the 
motivation is behind this program? Charlie responded that this is the first step. The 
next phase is to look at dispatch and to determine who call and how often. The second 
level will be a consolidation of the HOPE, MOST and mental health teams. Charlie 
shares Jenny's concern about the services behind this and knows it will have to be 
looked at. Linzie pointed out that this isn't a new idea but expressed concern over 
respite clients. George replied they are still eligible. Laura asked for the goal of the 



program. Is it to help homeless people and also to be a good will educator to lower 
the animosity of people and businesses to homeless people? George said yes, that is 
the goal. George would also formally like the support of the Board. Jennifer Grant 
asked if Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault could be added to the training. 
Charlie replied that would be no problem. Rebecca thanked George and Charlie for 
bringing this project forward to the Board as requested and asked if they could report 
back in 6 months. She moved we support the program with another discussion in 6 
months. 
Public Comment: Hank Wilson expressed concern over capacity. People on the street 
have mental health issues in part because they are cold and wet. He is troubled to hear 
that new people will be hired without a discussion on capacity. People need hot 
meals, a bed and a pillow and their mental health will improve. We lost capacity last 
year when Mission Rock closed. We have people who need shelter. It sure sounds 
like new money to him. If this program results in a placement for someone, good. If 
it's a conversation, what use is that? You don't need outreach if you have services. 
Outreach will take care of itself. 
A vote was taken to formally support the First Response Program. . 8 members were in 
support, 5 members were opposed: Bob Nelson, Laura Ware, Jenny Friedenbach, 
Joyce Miller and Jennifer Grant. Gene Coleman abstained. 
Due to time restraints, Rita gave George time on the agenda to present his department 
report. 

• Mayor's Office on Homelessness. George passed out the report from the 

Homeless count conducted 10/27/2000. He had 141 volunteers. In this report, they 
added the numbers of the homeless from the county hospital, jail and treatment. 
The report is also on the City website. George announced the winter shelter 
expansion starting on December 1 . There are two phases for the Interfaith Shelter. 
The Interfaith Council starts Sunday. Another program, which will probably 
consist of 4 churches, will begin in a few weeks. Two of these churches will be 
for seniors only. He is negotiating with 4 other churches; two of which will have 
120 male beds and the other two will be senior and co-ed. Hamilton will be 
expanding family beds into the gym. Diamond Youth is expanding for youth beds. 
The MSC's are also expanding. The Bayview Resource Center is due to open 
1 1/25/00 at 21 1 1 Jennings. They will be serving thanksgiving dinner and having 
an open house. They have capacity for 80-100 people. The kitchen will be doing 
hot meals twice a day. It's the only program of its sort in Bayview. The center is a 
drop-in center with a serenity room, some computer training and the food pantry. 
George hopes to make it a 24-hour facility. Bob asked how many beds the City 
has compared to last year? George will try to have that for the Board by the 
Steering meeting on the 21 st . Gail informed George that TARC also wishes to 
open it's basement. George said that all the building must meet certain codes and 
that has held back some organizations that wished to help. Finally, George 
discussed the situation with homeless funds for children at the school district. The 
school district had McKinney funding for the past 12 years and it supplied 
homeless children with fast passes, tutors, uniforms, etc. George met with the new 
superintendent, Arlene Ackerman. She didn't know a decision had been made to 
end these program and acted quickly to restore the program. She restarted the 



program and will be looking to restructure it. Jennifer Grant thanked both George 
and Joyce for their involvement on this issue. Rita and Bob will send a letter of 
thanks. Joyce believes the district probably won't be more McKinney money but 
will need to look at Title One funds. George would have liked to have seen the 
district folks who were responsible for the McKinney application come to the 
Board for help way before this. It would have been nice had they even appealed 
their denial for McKinney funds. Coleman Advocates is involved. Joyce also 
suggested to the school district to broaden their outreach, as not all homeless 
children are in shelters. 
P. STEERING 
Plan to present draft of the Continuum of Care. Due to the update from the 
consultant, it appears a draft will not be available until mid-December. Laura hopes 
the Board has a calendar of all the community meetings for January ready and Board 
members just sign up. It will need to be really organized. 

Plan for neighborhood meetings for the Board. This should be done for 6 months 
from January to June, 2001. Kate would still like us to talk with the neighborhood 
seats. Mauricio is fine with that and offered Arriba Juntos for the January meeting. It 
was proposed to be in the Western Addition at Maxine Hall for February. March 
should be in Bayview with contact with Barbara Brown. Hamilton in the Haight for 
April. 201 Turk or Boedecker Park at the Rec Center for May in the Tenderloin. For 
June, Chinatown was suggested at Cameron House (that's out now as they are being 
retrofitted**). 

Diversity recommendations Yvette and Linzie wish to table this item to next month as 
there isn't time left for a thorough discussion. They would like to be first at next 
month's meeting. It was suggested to do this at the December steering meeting but 
they would like to present to the entire Board. 
VII. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

• Department of Human Services. Kate Durham reported that last month, the Board 
had requested more information on 260 Golden gate. Did the Board want Cindy 
Ward to come and present on this? They are slated for a 12/18 opening. The 
master lease program is now accepting referrals from community agencies as of 

1 1/6. Sadly for the Board, Kate announced her resignation from DHS effective 
12/14. Her work with the Board has been a great part of her work and it has been 
nice to see the Board really working well. She's been doing homeless services for 
12 years and would like to take a pause. Kate cannot come to the December 
meeting but hopes her replacement will be here. Laura thanked her for her service 
and that she brought a new level of involvement from the City Departments to the 
Board. The Board will miss Kate on many levels. A round of applause for Kate. 

• Department of Public Health. Marc Trotz reported that despite the Mayor's 
Budget Directive, new initiatives will be coming out. Money can always be 
redirected. The queer youth transitional housing program at 2500 Market has 
gotten its conditional use permit. They are now going before the Finance 
Committee to release the money from reserve. They released an RFQ for more 
master leasing. There will be walk through the 3 buildings later this week for 
agencies who are interested. 



• Mayor's Office on Housing. Joel Lipski announced that construction is about to 
start at the family project at 65 8 th Street. In the pipeline are housing programs for 
emancipated youth. For example, Tender loving Care, a non-profit in the OMI 
doing foster care work, is branching into housing for youth. A proper lobby and 
service delivery space has been created at the Hartland Hotel. There is a problem 
with the CHP/Rubicon family housing program on Treasure Island. The Navy has 
said they would clean up the space but haven't yet. Marc also announced that at 
2:30 Tuesday, the Supportive Housing Committee will be focusing on transitional 
housing for youth 

• Mayor's Office of Community Development. They are in the middle of their RFP 
process. Proposals are due prior to 5 PM on 1 1/20. 

• Department of Adult and Aging Services. David Newcomer reported. David 
reports he and Manny Morales completed a survey of homeless seniors and will 
be presenting this to their commission and then to the Local Board. 

Laura Ware announced the family housing CHP list information for Treasure Island. 
Public Comment: Hank Wilson would like to see an MOOH report on turnaways 
monthly presented at the Board meeting to contextualize homelessness in the City. This 
awareness should be routine and systematic. 



NEXT MONTH'S MEETING ON DECEMBER 11 th WILL BE AT CITY HALL, 
ROOM 201. 

Meeting adjourned 5:45 PM. 

Notes taken by Johanna Keeley, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 



VI. 



SAN FRANCISCQXOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2000 -3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

City Hall, One Dr. Goodlett-Place, Room 201, San Francisco, CA 94102 

/AGENDA 



I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

HI. Adoption of the Minutes of the November 13th, 2000 

IV. Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. 

V. Committee reports 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

DEC <» 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARV 



A. Diversity 

For discussion and possible action: Consideration of Diversity Recommendations** 

B. Funding- Next meeting: Monday, Dec. 18"' 2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, 6 ,h floor 

For possible action: Fiscal recommendations to the City departments from Public Budget Hearing. *** 

C. Policy-TVex/ meeting: Thursday, December 21 s ', Noon-2, 25 Van Ness, Rm 720 
For possible action: Recommendation for voluntary disability training for McKinney with two pieces; one 
for technical assistance and one for program compliance. This will be before NOFA is released. 

For possible action: The disability and cultural competency portions of the application will be completed 

before the release of the NOFA. 

For possible action: There will be 28 days from the Bidder's Conference to the day the proposals are due. 

For possible action: Late applications will not be accepted. Completed applications will be accepted until 5 

PM on due date. The applicants must be in DHS, 1440 Harrison Street by 5 PM on due date. No late parts 

of applications will be accepted. Applicants to be given receipts. A non-conflicted Board member will be 

present to assist DHS on the due date. 

For possible action: It is expected that all non-conflicted Board members will participate on the priority 

panel. 

D. Steering-jYevf meeting: Tuesday, December 12 th , Noon-2 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm720 
For discussion: Update on the Continuum of Care planning process 

For possible action: Approval for letter presented to School Superintendent for new MOU's with family 
shelters and for the provision of tutors for the children. 



Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 



VII. OLD BUSINESS 



George Smith 
To be announced 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
To be announced 
David Newcomer 



VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 

**** Documents available at meeting. 



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City Hall, Room 201 is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, 
four blocks away. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and the 
#71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, and the Metro stations at Van Ness 
and Market, and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923- 
6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 252-3136 
at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow individuals with environmental 
illness to attend mettings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
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SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 

Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Local Homeless Board 
Coordinator. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 

Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

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MEMORANDUM 

To: Members of the San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
From: Linzie Coleman, Yvette Robinson, co-chairs of the Diversity committee 
Date: October 16, 2000 
Re: Our recommendations to the Board and proposed action steps. 



The Diversity committee wishes to present our recommendations to the Local Homeless 
Board as we are advocating strongly for the formation of a new standing committee by 
changing our bylaws. We are advocating not just as the committee but as agents of the 
City who have had wide participation in our process. We realize that the issue of diversity 
and cultural competancy can be volatile and that it is a 'hot button' issue for some. We are 
not suggesting any solutions to what is an issue of far greater scope that the Continuum of 
Care for homeless services. Instead, we are recommending a process by which open 
dialogue and communication can occur. We hope the Local Board can lead the homeless 
services in the City in creating a safe place for dialogue, monitoring and planning for 
issues relating to diversity and cultural competency. 

We offer the following paragraph as a work-in-progress in the development of a 
philosophical approach to diversity and cultural competency. 

"The plan 's overall goal is to create culturally competent non-judgmental systems of care 
within the full range of homeless services. Cultural Competency constitutes a set of 
policies, procedures, and practices which consider sensitivity to the differences in cultural 
values, languages, help-seeking strategies, and communication styles, etc., of those being 
served. Requires a demonstrated respect, sensitivity, awareness and acceptance of and 
openness to learning from, at least, the beliefs, practices, customs, traditions, religions, 
history, languages, needs and aspirations of each individual and community being served. 
Cultural competency is a broad umbrella term, encompassing an on-going process of 
learning and growing over time. Cultural competency is how we respond to, respect and 
implement diversity. Simply put, it is what makes a client feel comfortable and welcomed. 
This working definition may change, pending upcoming state and federal definitions. " 



On the back are the proposed potential action steps for the consideration of the Board. 



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Action Step 


Need Being 
Addressed 


Key 

Performance 

Outcome 


Program 
Responsibility 


Tim* 
Fram 


1 .Mandate diversity and cultural 
competency training for Local 
Board by outside trainer 


Models ability to 
discuss issues of race, 
class, gender, age, 
sexual orientation, etc 


Local Board will 
be trained. 


Local Board 


ASAP 


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2. Create and support a permanent 
diversity/cultural competency 
oversight committee of the Local 
Board 


System of care in 
regards to 
diversity/cultural 
competency 


Diversitv/CC 
committee set up 


Local Board 


Short 
term 


2A. Committee will provide 
oversight to McKinney funded 
programs on cultural competence 
and diversity 


See above 


Quarterly report 
from City 
monitors to be 
presented to 
committee 


Local 

Board/Diversity 

Committee 


Short 
term 


2B. Committee will host different 
City depts. to discuss policy and 
procedure related to diversity/cc. 


Increase coordination 
in City on 
diversity/cc. issues. 


Diversity 
committee to 
meet with City 
depts. 


Local 

Board/Diversity 

Committee 


Short 
term ' 

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2C. Committee will gather 
information City- wide on trainings 
available 


Increase coordination 
in City on training on 
diversity/cc. issues. 


Committee to 
gather materials 
relating to 
diversity training 


Local 

Board/Diversity 

Committee 


Short 
term 


2D. Committee to advise and make 
recommendations on diversity/cc 
requirements for McKinney 
(applicants and priority panel 
members') 


Increase quality of 
training for 
McKinney process 
for diversity/cc. 


Trainings to 
happen sponsored 
by Diversity 
committee to 
McK. applicants 


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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 1 1 , 2000 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, 

December 11, 2000 in Room 201, City Hall. 

CONVENED: Rita Semel convened the meeting at 3:15 PM. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, 

Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, 
Joyce Miller, Manny Morales, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Gene Coleman, Anne 
Kronenberg, Maggie Donahue 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, Steve Blackburn, Barbara Brown, 
Jennifer Grant, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, George Smith, Joel Lipski, David 
Newcomer 



AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 
MINUTES: The minutes of the November 13th Board meeting were agreed on. 



IV. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. DIVERSITY 

The committee is formally asking the Local Board to adopt the philosophy expressed 
in the memo addressed to the Board. Linzie Coleman, co-chair of the Diversity 
Committee, presented the work of her committee, along with three committee 
members: Joyce Miller, Barbara Coleman and Jeff Sherman. She thanked the 
committee for their hard work and spoke to the good attendance and participation of 
this committee. The work of diversity and cultural competency is easily side tracked, 
especially with the expectations that other committees were placing on it. The 
committee had original members from the first Continuum of Care on it, like Kym 
Valadez from Swords to Plowshares. The committee started their work by considering 
the DPH definition of cultural competency. Discussion was had over the 'looseness' of 
the definition. It was consciously designed to be open ended and a work in progress 
but concerns were expressed over how accountability would follow. It was suggested 
perhaps the paragraph read, "statement of accountability". Staff are covered in the 
action steps. The committee reviewed the action steps. Concern were expressed over 
how a recommendation for quarterly reporting would impact the paperwork burden 
on programs and contract monitors. The idea wasn't to tax agencies but to 
proactively assist them in developing culturally competent programs. Bonita 
Davenport said there had been an attempt at evaluation last year, which was done by 
focus groups. It was subjective but it was an attempt at evaluation. It was requested 
that the committee be more precise in outcomes, especially in training. It was 
suggested and agreed, that yearly training is inadequate and training should be held 
more often and be progressive. 
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felt they shouldn't act on any one committee's recommendations until the whole 
draft could be reviewed. 

B. FUNDING 

Laura Ware introduced the 10 recommendations developed from the public budget 
hearing which will be presented to MOCD, DHS and DPH. The committee is also 
working on general policy statements that were heard at the hearing. They may take 
a stand on some controversial issues, like building density. It was suggested and 
agreed that the committee might also wish to get more education on issues so that 
the process can be thoughtful. On the first recommendation for the increase in the 
master lease and DAH program, a concern was expressed over where these buildings 
will be found. It was suggested to send this recommendation to MOH so that maybe a 
pool of funds could be set aside for this purpose. This project wasn't meant to solely 
mean SRO's. For the recommendations to expand the family shelter, Maggie Donahue 
suggests that 20 beds isn't enough to fund a new shelter. DHS is created 271 new 
units of permanent family housing and that's where their focus has been. The only 
shelter proposals DHS is considering is one for Bayview and a senior shelter. The 
proposal for a percentage of costs to be for training was meant to respond to the 
repeated requests at the hearing for better staff. It is greater than the diversity issue. 
It is understood that this wasn't meant to take away service dollars. It was meant as 
an advocacy item for an increase in general fund dollars. Rita feels we could combine 
efforts with other groups that are looking at alternative funding. The United Way is 
looking at alternative funding for youth 18-25. For this item to succeed, it may need 
support from the unions to advocate to the Mayor. Gene commented that the 
recognition of the problem is the first step. The City may then wish to organize 
trainings for non-profit staff. It is incumbent of the Local Board to recognize and 
respond to what was heard at the hearing. 

Jenny Friedenbach commented for the family drop in center that Oshun is funded for 
24 hour service but is experiencing a brief lull in their ability to provide 24 services. 
She suggested the wording 'ensure 24-hour access'. 
For the childcare recommendation, it was suggested to run this by Michelle 
Rutherford as she knows the gaps. This way, the recommendations could be informed 
and specific. More context is needed for this recommendation; does it mean increase 
facility construction or service dollars? 

A motion was made to support the intention of the recommendations and that the 
Funding Committee on Monday would meet and refine the recommendations, along 
with developing a plan to present them to the City departments. The 
recommendations could then be forwarded immediately. All voted yes to this. 

C. POLICY 

A- Recommendation for voluntary disability training for McKinney with two 

pieces; one for technical assistance and one for program compliance. This will be 

before NOFA is released. Chair Gail Gilman described this item as the need to be 

more proactive. 

All voted in favor. 

A- The disability and cultural competency portions of the application will be 

completed before the release of the NOFA. It was clarified that this doesn't mean 

turned in to DHS but just completed. Concern was expressed over whether programs 

would actually do this earlier. It was suggested and agreed to change 'completed' to 

'released'. Programs would still get the whole packet at the Bidder's Conference. 

Laura Ware commented the Board should keep in mind that it is possible for some 

programs may be prohibited from applying, maybe employment programs. 

All voted in favor. 

A- There will be 28 days from the Bidder's Conference to the day the proposals 

are due. This is an increase from 20 days from last year. The assumption is that 

completing the cultural competency and other portions of the application early, 

would allow for a shorter window. 

All voted in favor. 

A- Late applications will not be accepted. Completed applications will be 

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by 5 PM on due date. No late parts of applications will be accepted. Applicants to be 
given receipts. A non-conflicted Board member will be present to assist DHS on the 
due date. Discussion was held on if there would still be back and forth contact 
between the applicants and DHS. Barrie Grenall replied that after the priority panel is 
done, improvements and clarifications can be done. The review is done to make sure 
it passes HUD regulations and no substantive changes are done. 
All voted in favor 

A- It is expected that all non-conflicted Board members will participate on the 

priority panel. This motion is based on expectation. The Policy committee would like, 
as much as possible, to ensure that each Board members takes the McKinney process 
seriously. Laura Ware suggested that the policy committee examine at what part the 
conflict comes in. Is it only at the ranking level? This should be made explicit. 
All voted in favor. 

D. STEERING 
A- Continuum of Care update. A brief update was given on the status on the 

plan. The draft plan is due out on 12/19. Johanna will forward these drafts to all 
chairs of the committees as well as the steering members. All the committees have 
finished their work. 

A- Approval for letter presented to School Superintendent for new MOU's with 

family shelters and for the provision of tutors for the children. A draft letter was 
passed out to the Board. Corrections were made both to the letterhead (all apologies 
to Laura and Carrie for excluding their names) and to the content of the letter. It was 
suggested to make the outcome explicit, in that the Board is asking for new MOU's 
and funding restoration specific to the exact amount of McKinney dollars. It was 
suggested to broaden the language from shelter to CBO's serving homeless families. A 
specific timeframe should be given. The Board is specifically asking that Title 1 funds 
be used in this matter. 
All approved the letter with changes. 

V. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A- Department of Human Services. Maggie Donahue passed out an update from 

her department. The Community Housing Partnership units won't be on line due to 
environmental problems until 3/2001. The list will need to be reviewed because both 
single disabled adults and couples were allowed to apply. DHS is posting Kate 
Durham's position in January and they will be having a Bay area wide recruitment. 
This position will work with the MSC's and the development of the resource centers. 
They will also oversee the outreach teams and liaison with DPH. This will be a special 
assistant position. Maggie recommends Board members call Dan Kim regarding budget 
recommendations. DHS has put in placeholders for the Larkin/TNDC youth program 
and a master lease program. There is a placeholder for 300 more rep. payee slots and 
for increased aftercare. Eviction prevention was not included in baseline and will 
have to be fought for again. DHS and DPH should present their budgets to the Local 
Board for the above baseline requests. Tony Lugo was suggested as an addition for the 
budget presentation because employment and training programs are part of the 
Board's focus. 

A- Department of Public Health. Anne Kronenberg passed out a memo updating 

the Board. DPH has finished its inventory for homeless services. The AB34 DAH 
buildings also contain some CARE dollars. DPH has also put in placeholders for DAH 
expansion. They are adding 120 MOST slots, which is linked to the First Response 
team. There will not be a homeless death report this year, although the department 
is tracking the quarterly statistics. Anne had thought the person doing the report 
would continue to do it, maybe with the Coalition but it was thought unlikely. The 
interfaith annual homeless death vigil is 12/21 at 5:30 across from City Hall. Rev. 
Glenda Hope has been doing this for years. Anne doesn't know if a list of names will 
be available but will check on it. It's not clear if deaths in SRO's will be included. Just 
because the cause of death is never written as 'homelessness' on a death certificate 
doesn't mean it shouldn't be present on a policy level. 
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process for applications closed 11/20. Over 200 proposals were submitted. Only three 
were late that MOCD rejected. The Citizen's Committee has five more new members 
and so their process may be longer this year. 

There was no further public comment. Next month's meeting will be held at Arriba 
Juntos, 1850 Mission, 3 PM on January 8th, 2001 . 
Meeting adjourned 5:31 PM. 

Notes taken by Johanna Keeley, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 



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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

Arriba Juntos, 1850 Mission Street, 2nd floor, SF, CA 94013 

PLEASE NOTES TWO SPECIAL MEETINGS THIS MONTH FOR THE DRAFT CONTINUUM OF 

CARE PLAN: 

A-Steering: January 11th, 1-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, 8th floor conference room 

A-Full Local Board meeting: January 29th, 3-5:30 PM, 

555 Franklin, Board Room 

AGENDA 

I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the December 1 1 th, 2000 

IV. Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. 



Committee reports 

Funding- Next meeting: Wednesday, January 10th, 10 AM, 25 VanNess, Rm 



V. 

A. 

710 

For discussion : Final recommendations to the City departments from Public Budget 

Hearing. "* 

B. Policy-Next meeting: Thursday, January 18th, Noon-2 PM, 25 VanNess, Rm720 

For possible action: No budget increases shall be considered for McKinney projects 
without justification and then only up to 3%. 

For possible action: Report from MOCD on whether their current contractors can do 
the evaluations on the McKinney renewal programs. 

C. Steering-Next meeting: Monday, January 22nd, Noon-2PM, 25 VanNess, 
Rm720 

For discussion: Timing for review of the draft Continuum of Care process.*** 

For discussion and possible action: Introduction of new Board of Supervisor members 

to the Local Board by visits from the co-chairs. 

VI. 

A. 
B. 
C. 
D. 
E. 
F. 



Presentation of Departmental Reports - 
Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

Department of Human Services 

Department of Public Health 

Mayor's Office of Housing 

Mayor's Office of Community Development 

Department of Children, Youth £t Families 



George Smith 
To be announced 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 

Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 




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G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council To be announced 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 
**** Documents available at meeting. 



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Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the 

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^MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 8, 2001 REGULAR MEETING 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, January 8, 
2001 at Arriba Juntos, 1850 Mission St. in the 2 nd floor conference room. 
CONVENED: Bob Nelson convened the meeting at 3:15 p.m. 

The meeting began with Bob Nelson welcoming the Board and community members to the 
Board's first regular meeting held in the neighborhoods. The Board and community members 
each introduced themselves. Non-board members present were: Sergio Canjura (Project 
Coordinator, Mission Resource Center), Dan Julius, (Director of the Center for Strategic 
Leadership at USF and potential new Board member), Bonita Davenport (DHS), Barrie Grenell 
(DHS consultant), Steve Craywell (Toolworks), and Francisco Lima (Dolores Street Community 
Services). 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, 
Rebecca Brockert, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce 
Miller, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Anne 
Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Alicia Klein (for Joel Lipski), Gene Coleman, David Newcomer. 
Members Absent: Steven Blackburn, Barbara Brown, Sam Cobbs, Linzie Coleman, Carrie 
Dipman, Jennifer Grant, Manny Morales, Maggie Donahue 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the December 1 1 th , 2000 Board meeting were agreed on. 

rv. PUBLIC COMMENT: Bonita Davenport announced this year's McKinney awards. 

Roma Guy asked if this announcement should be an agenda item for a future meeting so it would 
receive proper attention. It was agreed that it could be announced now but would also be taken 
to the Policy committee by Bonita. The City received a total of $14.9 million in McKinney 
awards. Most projects got 2 years worth of funding, 3 projects got 3 years of funding. The pro- 
rata for San Francisco was only $6.9 million but because of the work of MOOH, MOCD, and the 
grant writers, the City was able to get a lot more. Laura Ware asked when the McKinney process 
would transfer from the Policy committee to the Funding committee. Can we do that today? 
Rita said that the issue was discussed at the Policy committee and Gail said she would address 
the question during her committee report. 

Sergio Canjura then expressed his appreciation for the Board's support of the Mission Resource 
Center. He announced that the Center has received all of the necessary approvals and is 
scheduled to open on May 1 st . He also thanked the Board for coming to the neighborhood and 
said he would also like the Board to come to the Mission Neighborhood Health Clinic to see the 
work there. 

V. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. FUNDING 
Laura Ware began by thanking Barrie and Lydia for their great work on the McKinney 
application. The quality of their work was reflected in the amount of the award. Laura then 



asked how the McKinney awards would impact the Funding committee's recommendations. 
Laura explained that these recommendations had been developed based on input from the public 
hearing on November 9 th , and in conjunction with DPH, DHS, and MOCD. The 
recommendations have been sent to the heads of these 3 departments. Comments are due back 
from them on December 12 th . The feedback from department heads will then be incorporated 
and recommendations will be taken to the three commissions: Human Services, Health, and the 
Citizens Committee. Laura pointed out that one of the policy recommendations included a 
commitment to build more family units. Alicia Klein asked for clarification on what was meant 
by "this should be tied to the current feasibility studies issued by MOH"? in the policy 
recommendation. Laura agreed to change wording since the committee was not referring 
specifically to feasibility studies. Alicia suggested that maybe the recommendation should be 
connected to NOFAs. Alicia also asked for clarification of the recommendation to "set aside 
adequate rehab and possible acquisition funds for 140 new units for master lease housing to 
MOH to match above units." Laura said that as Master Lease units are being developed, 
acquisition and rehab money needs to be available. Alicia wondered why there is a need for 
acquisition money. Anne Kronenberg said that DPH has considered buying buildings. Laura 
said that the committee wanted to make sure that acquisition was a part of the Board's 
recommendations, not just an individual request from DHS. Rita suggested that the 
recommendation might need an explanatory clause distinguishing which need acquisition and 
which need rehab funds. Bob Nelson asked if these funding recommendations were included in 
the Continuum of Care. Anne said we should check to make sure they are but that the funding 
committee thought they were. Joyce pointed out that there are needs for rehab funds for SROs so 
they can accommodate families. Laura Ware asked Gene and Anne if they had gotten any 
feedback from their department heads. Anne said she has a meeting with Mitch this week. Gene 
said Pam thought the recommendations should go to the Citizen's Committee but would also 
provide feedback herself. Laura asked for feedback from all department heads by Friday the 
12 th . Laura also invited all Board members to come to the Health Commission Hearing on 
Tuesday, January 30 th at 3:00 p.m. at 101 Grove, Room 300, and to the Human Services 
Commission Hearing on Thursday, January 25 th at 9:30 a.m. at 170 Otis in the Bourne 
Auditorium. Gene said there is not a date set yet for the Citizen's Committee to review the 
budget. Rita, Bob, Joyce, Mauricio, and Laura committed to going to the Human Services 
Commission, and Rita, Bob, Joyce, and Jenny committed to going to the Health Commission. 
Bonita will check to see if someone from DHS can go to the Health Commission. Also, the 
Board should talk to the Board of Supervisors by March 1 st . 

B. POLICY 

Gail Gilman began the report from the Policy committee by responding to Laura's earlier 
question regarding the transfer of McKinney grants from the policy to the funding committee. 
She said this would be done by the February meeting. Four items on the next policy agenda are 
related to McKinney. Gail suggested that Laura attend that policy committee meeting and that 
she would attend a Funding committee meeting to discuss the transfer. Gail began the report by 
making a motion to the full board that had been passed by the policy committee. The motion 
was that there would be no increases for McKinney renewal projects without justification 
and that even with justification the maximum increase would be 3%. Jenny asked how the 
3% was arrived at. Rebecca said that some people at the policy committee wanted a higher 
increase. Laura said that HUD has a lot of requirements, including the stipulation that 



McKinney funds cannot be used for rent. Laura then asked if the 3% increase was across the 
Board or only for personnel. She said that the Board's policy should be consistent with the City 
policy on COLAs. Bonita said that 3% is consistent with HUD requirements. Laura said that the 
City only allows a 3% increase for personnel costs. Bonita said that DHS is being asked to adopt 
a policy consistent with McKinney. Yvette asked what if a project gets all of its funding from 
McKinney and its costs increase more than 3%? Gail said that in that case projects would have to 
seek other sources of funding. Last year the Board didn't have a policy on increases and some 
projects requested 20% increases while some did not request any increase. The policy committee 
realized that the Board needed a consistent policy. The motion was passed by the Board. 

Gail then reviewed the policy committee's discussion of the process for Local Board members to 
interact with the Board of Supervisors, to take public positions. Mauricio said he needed some 
clarification on his role as a local board member and neighborhood representative. Gail said that 
this need for clarification seemed to be true for most board members, which is why the issue was 
brought up. Rita said each board member needed to distinguish between speaking for themselves 
or their organization and speaking as a representative of the Local Board. Jenny asked what the 
current policy is. This needs to go out to all Board members. The current policy was written up 
by Laura and discussed at the Policy committee. It should have been attached to the Policy 
committee notes. Wendy will send it out to all Board members tomorrow. Jenny expressed 
concern that this process has been overly bureaucratized and that so much discussion of the 
process is preventing the board from taking action on issues that need immediate attention. 
Laura clarified that board members can take action currently, following the existing policy, until 
the policy is updated. Bonita said that it is important to operationalize the policy so that 
community members know how to request advocacy from the Board. A subcommittee will meet 
this week to further clarify the Board's policy. 

Gail then reported on the policy committee's discussion of funding of evaluations for McKinney 
renewals (should the City ask the sponsors to add 2% to their budget to cover the costs)? The 
policy committee had asked MOCD to consult with current contractors to see if they could do the 
evaluations. Gene reported that he had asked but found out that the MOCD contractors would 
not be able to do this. Laura asked how much these evaluations cost. Rebecca said that the 
estimates ranged from $25k to $50k. 

Jenny made a motion that the Board ask DHS to come up with the funds to do evaluations. 

Winna seconded the motion. Laura said that 5% of McKinney money goes to departments for 
administrative costs on the grants. Bonita said that actually the percentage the departments get 
had been decreased to 2.5% and the projects get the other 2.5% for their own administrative 
costs. Rebecca said that there had been a suggestion made to the Policy committee that only 
projects not evaluated last year be evaluated this year. Laura said that the projects should not be 
asked by DHS to pay for the evaluations. Barrie said that the part of the evaluations that is 
expensive is conducting focus groups, but that these were also the most valuable piece. Jenny 
said that a process was created through McKinney by which program participants could give 
feedback but that departmental contract monitors do not use this process. Laura suggested that 
the Board should look at this issue in two parts. One is that evaluations need to be done this year 
and there isn't any money allotted to do them. The second is about how evaluations should be 
funded in the future. Agencies are getting 2.5% more money. Should this be used for 



evaluation in the future? Gene reminded the Board that if it didn't come up with the money, 
DHS staff would be assigned to do the evaluations even though they don't have time to do them. 
Roma clarified that if the Board asked for money from DHS, it should specify that it is only for 
this year. Laura made a friendly amendment to the motion that the co-chairs meet with 
DPH and DHS department heads to make the request for the funding. Anne made another 
amendment which said that DPH and DHS should split the cost for evaluations just for this 
year. The motion passed as amended. Jenny then commented that the Board should recognize 
that negative evaluations do not mean that programs are bad, but that departments need to do 
proactive work to support programs and help them develop. Gail suggested that maybe the 
Board should take this issue on and recommend that departments provide this support. Laura 
said that she thought the Board needed to create a policy soon regarding Board members voting 
on issues where a conflict might exist. She said she had been feeling conflicted in some 
situations and wanted to know if there were times when she or other Board members should not 
be voting because they are conflicted. 

C. STEERING 

Rita reviewed for the full Board the process and timeline for approval of the Continuum of Care 
that the Steering Committee had approved. She said that this process requires a lot of public 
outreach and will require work on the part of all Board members to help with this outreach. 
Barry noted that only two weeks had been allocated for the City attorney to approve the plan and 
asked if this was long enough. Rita said that it would have to be long enough because we are on 
a tight time schedule to have the plan approved. Laura said that at the upcoming Steering 
committee meeting (Thursday, January 1 1th), the committee would need to determine who is 
going to do community outreach. She also said that if any Board members had input into the 
approval process for the Continuum of Care they should get it to the Steering committee by 
Thursday. Bonita asked if any priorities for funding for this year could be gleaned out of the 
plan. Bob asked when in the process this could be determined. Laura said that the final draft of 
the plan would not be ready by the time NOFAs come out this year. Rita said, however, that the 
Board's funding priorities would be guided by the priorities identified in the plan. Roma said 
that the Board needed to have a structured conversation about this so that it is a conscious 
process. Rita then said that the Co-Chairs and George would meet with the Board of Supervisors 
to introduce the Local Board to them and encourage them to support the plan. Gail asked if all 
Board members should meet with the Supervisors. Laura said yes, but the co-chairs should meet 
with them first. Once the Board of Supervisors creates a new committee structure, the Local 
Board Co-Chairs will meet with appropriate committee members. 

VI. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A. MAYOR'S OFFICE ON HOMELESSNESS 
George Smith passed out the job announcement for the Board Liaison and announced that the 
deadline for applications is January 19th. He also announced that the RFPs for MSC North and 
South are going out this week. Lastly, he reported that the Winter Shelters are up and running 
with a certain number of beds set aside for seniors. He said that there have been about 10 to 20 
vacancies per night in the Winter Shelters. Jenny asked if more outreach could be done about the 
availability of the Winter Shelters because a lot of people don't know about them. She suggested 
maybe some PSAs could be put in newspapers and the Board agreed this would be a good idea. 



Laura asked if documents like the RFPs could come through the Local Board before they are 
finalized rather than having separate processes (i.e. could they come through the Policy 
committee)? Anne said that there were two members from the Strengthening Shelter 
subcommittee who were on the committee to develop the RFPs. Laura said that they are not 
local board members, and that if processes start with the local board they should come back to 
the local board before they go out. Jenny said that originally a presentation to the Local Board 
was included in the process of developing the RFPs. 

B. MAYOR'S OFFICE ON HOUSING 

Alicia announced a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, January 9 th at 10 a.m. at 165 8 th St. 
for a new project of Episcopal Community Services. 

C. MAYOR'S OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES 

Winna announced that the passage of Prop D. would provide specifically allocated funding for 
programs for children and youth. Deborah Alvarez will give a presentation on Prop D. Tuesday, 
January 9th at Noon at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Winna will bring to the 
next meeting a report on how Prop D will affect homeless children in particular. Winna also 
announced that the department is in the midst of an evaluation process. 

Mauricio said that more community outreach needs to be done for future meetings in the 
neighborhoods. While there were some challenges for this meeting, including the holidays, 
change of staffing in the liaison position, illness, etc., he wished there had been more community 
members present. He said that he would make this space available again if the board would like 
to get more community input from the Mission. Roma said now that there are supervisors that 
represent the different districts, the Board should also request that a staff person from the Board 
of Supervisors office come to the meeting that corresponds to his or her district. She 
acknowledged that it takes outreach and organizing to get people to meetings. Laura said that 
the neighborhood seats on the board should take the lead on this. The representative from the 
Bay View has not been to meetings recently. Barry agreed with Roma's idea to contact staff 
from the Supervisors' offices. He suggested that the co-chairs invite them when they go to meet 
with the Supervisors. He also suggested that a specific agenda item for community input be 
added for meetings in the neighborhoods. Specific input from the community where the Board is 
meeting should not just be lumped into public comment. Rita pointed out that it has been 
challenging to do community outreach because many of the neighborhood seats are vacant, and 
there has been a transition in staffing. Barry and Mauricio both volunteered to help the co-chairs 
do neighborhood outreach for future meetings. Bob echoed Mauricio 's request to have another 
meeting in the Mission. But he also noted that in order to ensure enough time for neighborhood 
input and public comment in general, the Board needed to be more efficient in getting through its 
regular business. He reminded Board members that most discussion should happen in 
committees, not at full board meetings. It was then suggested that neighborhood-specific issues 
be added to the February agenda. 

The February 12th meeting is in the Western Addition at Maxine Hall, 1301 Pierce 

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 

Notes taken by Wendy Phillips, Liaison to the Local Board. 



ty and County of San Francisco 



Department of Human Services 
Housing and Homeless Programs 



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Date: December 26, 2000 

To: SHP McKinney Sponsors 

Cc: Maggie Donahue, Department of Human Services (DHS) 
Pam David, Mayor's Office of Community Development 
George Smith, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

From: Yulitza Peraza, Supportive Housing Program Analyst (DHS) 

RE: 






CONGRATULATIONS! 

On Christmas day, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced 
the 2000 Continuum of Care Awards. The City and County of San Francisco and sponsor 
agencies received a total allocation of $14.9 million, awarding 55 projects out of 81 
competing for McKinney funds. Attached are a summary of the funded grants, amount 
awarded, and the impact of this appropriation on the housing and support services resources 
for San Francisco's homeless population. Below is the e-mail address that shows the 
McKinney awards for California, scroll down and you will see SFs allocation 
http://www.hud.gov/pressrel/esgcocOO/Ca.htm! 

HUD has indicated the technical documents required to bring projects on-line will be available 
by mid-January 2001, it is recommended to start fine-tuning your budgets right away! HUD 
will host a technical assistance workshop at the end of January to answer any questions you 
might have about the technical submission process. If you require additional information, 
please contact me at 415/558-2841. 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and Prosperous New Year 2001! 



CG.' U'Cofi 'hoar J 






15) 557-5000 P.O. Box 7988 


San Francisco, CA 94120 



-tttp:/Avwwrhud;gov/prossrel/esgfcOcOO/ 



STATE 
COC Number 

Sponsor Name 



FISCAL YEAR 2000 

CONTINUUM OF CARE COMPETITION 

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE AWARDS REPORT (PRESS) 



COC Name 



Program 



California 



CAOO-501 City and County of San Francisco 

City and County of San Francisco SPC 

. City and County of San Francisco SPCR 

[ Progress Foundation SHPR 

^Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco SHPR 

^Larkin Street Youth Center ■ SHPR 

/{Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative SHPR 

j; City and County of San Francisco SPCR 

£ United Council of Human Services SHPR 

■*7 St Vincent de Paul Society " SHPR 



<£ San Francisco Network Ministries Housing Corporation 
f\ Family Resource Center, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of 
SF 

\0 Young Community Developers, Incorporated 

l\ Baker Places, Incorporated 

yc Larkin Street Youth Center 

,<i The Private Industry Council of San Francisco, Incorporated 



SHPR 
SHPR 

SHPR 
SHPR 
SHPR 
SHPR 



Dollars Awarded 



$224,640 
3898,800 
$386,750 
$198,922 
$344,576 
$407,728 
$202,200 
$118,877 
$144,380 
$76,227 
$567,520 

$131,683 

$11,278 

$55,587 

$1,060,899 



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(•^Swords to Plowshares 

15 Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 

iij, Episcopal Community Services 

W Community Awareness & Treatment Services 

^Compass Community Services 

i a. Compass Community Services 

70 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco 

*l\ Arriba Juntos 

•2.2^orthern California Service League 

/^Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Francisco 

•^Salvation Army ... 

Hamilton Family Center 

Progress Foundation 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco 

Larkin Street Youth Center 

Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative 

United Council of Human Services 

St. Vincent de Paul Society 

San Francisco Network Ministries Housing Corporation 

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Francisco ■ 

Young Community Developers, Incorporated 

Baker Places, Incorporated 

Larkin Street Youth Center 

The Private Industry Council of San Francisco, Incorporated 

Swords to Plowshares 

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 

Episcopal Community Services 

Community Awareness & Treatment Services 

Compass Community Services 

Compass Community Services 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco 

Arriba Juntos 

Northern California Sendee League 

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Francisco 

Salvation Army 

Hamilton Family Center 



Proress Foundation 
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco 
Baker Places, Incorporated ' 

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 



SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR' 

SHPR ■ 

SHPR 

SHPR • 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 

SHPR 



Total: 



$282,593 
$30,868 
$152,510 
$371,342 
$320,782 
$475,843 
$121,142 
$87,551 . 
$323,272 
$157,550 
$449,411 
$198,917 
$386,750 
•$198,922 
$344,576 
$407,728 
$118,877 
$144,380 
$76,227 
$567,520 
$131,683 
$11,278 
$55,587 
$1,060,899 
$282,593 
$30,868 
• $152,510 
$371,342 
$320,782 
$475,843 
$121,142 
$87,551 
$323,272 
. $157,550 
$449,411 
$198,917 
$386,750 
$198,922 
. $11,278 
$30,868 
$14,905,874 



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NEWS FROM... n1 

Congresswoman 
Nancy Pelosi 







2457 Raybu m Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-4965 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Carolyn Bartholomew 

December 22, 2000 (415)556-4362 

- PelosrAiin ounces^! 4.9 MiUio.njjaH^ID^r^^o Fight Hometessness in San Francisco 

Representative Nancy Pelosi today announced $14.9 million in Housing and Urban Development 
grant* to fight hcmelessness in San Francisco. The 2000 CoDtinuum of Care awards support 
various programs administered by the City and local organizations to assist the homeless in San 
Francisco, "This year's funding for SanFrancisco is an increase of almost $6 million over last 
year's awards," said Pelosi, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, 

"I thank Secretary Cuomo, the Secretary's Representative Art Agnos, and the Clinton 
Administration for their continuing commitment to helping San Francisco fight homclessness. I 
also commend Mayor Brown for his leadership in developing and implementing programs 
designed to meet the full range of problems experienced by the homeless," said Rep. Pelosi, 
"Ending homclessness requires a comprehensive approach, including increasing the stock of 
affordable housing and providing supportive services. The awards recognize that reality." 

The grant recipients include: 

• Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of SanFrancisco, $2,289,190 

• The Private Industry Council of SanFrancisco, $2,121,798 
Compass Community Services, $1,593,250 
City and County of San Francisco, $1,325,640 
Progress Foundation, $1,160,250 
Salvation Army, $898,822 

Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, $815,456 
Larkin Street Youth Center, $800,326 
Community Awareness &, Treatment Services, $742,684 
Northern California Service League, $646,544 
Swords to Plowshares, $565,186 
Hamilton Family Center, $397,834 

Episcopal Community Service, $305,020 
St. Vincent de Paul Society, $288 760 
1 Ulillg- Community Developers, JB&3 U6 
United Council of Human Services, $237 754 
Auiba Juntos, $175,102 

S:;s*t™£ M ^^ - -~ - — — 

n a w di r q gn n ott o °g Center, $92,604 

Baker Places, Inc., 533,834 ' ^ 

M 41 u 



Exhibit 1 : Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Care Narrative 



7. Continuum of Care: Project Priorities (Counts as one page.) 














Project Sponsor/ 
Project Name 


s ,° 

3 'u 


•a § ' 

oj e 
11 

* S 


Program 
(Check only one) 


Applicant 


SHP 
new 


SHP 
renew 


S+C 
new 


S+C 
renew 


SRO 

new 


L|J\ City and County of 
J\lA™' V/San Francisco ■ 


TODCO/ 
Hotel Isabel 


1 


S 224,640 






X 






/ \y City and County of 
y San Francisco 


Episcopal Community Services/ 
Canon Kip Community House 


2 


4,492,800 








X 




Progress Foundation 


Progress Foundation/ 
Ashbury House 


3 


386,751 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Positive MATCH Family Housing 


4 


244,029 




X 








Larkin Street Youth 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Avenues to Independence 


5 


344,576 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Treasure Island Homeless 
Development Initiative/ . 

Treasure Island Integrated Services ' 


6 


407,729 




X 








City and County of ■■ 
San Francisco 


TODCO/ 
Knox SRO 


" 7 ■ 


1,010,880 








X 




City and County of 
San Francisco 


United Council of Human Services/ 

Bayview Hunters Point Multi-Service 
Drop-In Center 


8 


118,878 




X 








St Vincent de Paul 


St Vincent de Paul/ 
Brennan House 


9 


144,380 




X 








San Francisco 
Network Ministries 


SF Network Ministries/ 
SafeHouse for Women 


10 


97,071 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Child Care Voucher Program 


11 


567,575 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Young Community Developers/ 
Homeless Employment Labor Project 


12 


131,684 




X 








Baker Places 


Baker Places/ 
Odyssey House 


13 


11,278 




X 








Larkin Street Youth . 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Transitional Living Program 


14 


55,587 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Private Industry Council of SF/ 
Homeless Employment Collaborative 


15 


1,086,097 




X 








Swords to 
Plowshares 


Swords to Plowshares/ 


16 


282,594 




X 



























City and County of San Francisco: 2000 Consolidated Continuum of Care Application 



Page 24 



Exhibit 1 : Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Care Narrative 





Project Sponsor/ 
Project Name 


y ^ 
"S a 

= .2 

a - 


g 

■a 5 

11 

* £ 


Program 
(Check only one) 


Applicant 


SHP 
new 


SHP 

renew 


S+C 
new 


S+C 
renew 


SRO 

new 


Swords to 
Plowshares 


Swords to Plowshares/ 
Transitional Housing for Veterans 


16 


282,594 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Bemal Heights Neighborhood Center/ 
Monterey Boulevard Project 


17 


38,586 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Episcopal Community Services 
C.H.E.F.S. Program 


18 


152,510 




X 








Community 
Awareness and 

Treatment Services 


Community Awareness and 
Treatment Services/ 

A Woman's Place 


19 


371,942 




X 








Compass 
Community Services 


Compass Community Services/ 
Clara House 


20 


320,782 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


SF Department of Human Services/ 
Connecting Point 


21 


475,843 




X 








Catholic Charities of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 
Guerrero House 


22 


121,143 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Arriba Juntos/ 
HomeWORC Project 


23 


87,551 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Northern California Service League/ 
Cameo House 


24 


323,273 




X 








Catholic Charities of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 
Richmond Hills Family Center 


25 


165,279 




X 








"Salvau^nArrny " " 


"SalvTtionTLrmy/ 
Harbor House 


"26 


449,412 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Hamilton Family Center/ 
Hamilton Aftercare Program 


27 


198,917 




X 









City and County of San Francisco; 2000 Consolidated Continuum of Care Application 



Page 24-a 



Exhibit 1: Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Cake Narrative 





Project Sponsor/ 
Project Name 


II 


•a a ■ 

V o 

II 

Si 


Program 
(Check only one) 


Applicant 


SHP 

new 


SHP 

renew 


S+C 
new 


S+C 
renew 


SRO 

new 


i *1 Progress Foundation 


Progress Foundation/ 
Ashbury House 


28 


386,751 




X 








**^ City and County of . 

San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Positive MATCH Family Housing 


29 


244,029 




X 








Larkin Street Youth 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Avenues to Independence 


30 


344,576 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Treasure Island Homeless 
Development Initiative/ 

Treasure Island Integrated Services 


31 


407,729 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


United Council of Human Services/ . 

Bayview Hunters Point Multi-Service 
Drop-In Center 


32 


118,878 




X 








St. Vincent de Paul 


St Vincent de Paul/ 
Brennan House 


33 


144,380 




X 








San Francisco 
Network Ministries 


SF Network Ministries/ 
SafeHouse for Women 


34 ■ 


.97,071 




. X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Child Care Voucher Program 


35 


567,575 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Young Community Developers/ 
Homeless Employment Labor Project 


36 


131,684 




X 








Baker Places 


Baker Places/ 

-Odyssey-Houser;-- - :--—- ::-— :~- " 


37 


11,278 


.. 


X 


-:■--„-: 


::t:~::.- 


-.:—::::-- 


Larkin Street Youth 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Transitional Living Program 


38 


55,587 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Private Industry Council of SF/ 
Homeless Employment Collaborative 


39 


1,086,097 




X 








Swords to 
Plowshares 


Swords to Plowshares/ 
Transitional Housing for Veterans 


40 


282,594 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Bemal Heights Neighborhood Center/ 
Monterey Boulevard Project 


41 


38,586 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Episcopal Community Services 
C.H.E.F.S. Program 


42 


152,510 




X 








Community 
Awareness and 
Treatment Services 


Community Awareness and 
Treatment Services/ 

A Woman's Place 


43 


371,942 




X 









City and County of San Francisco: 2000 Consolidated continuum of Care Application 



PAGE24-B 



Exhibit 1: Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Care Narrative 





Project Sponsor/ 
Project Name 


2 &< 


1,3 2 

u 

3 < 
ft 

* 2 


Program 
(Check only one) 


Applicant 


SHP 

new 


SHP 
renew 


S+C 
new 


S+C 
renew 


SRO 

new 


Compass 
Community Services 


Compass Community Services/ 
Clara House 


44 


320,782 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


SF Department of Human Services/ 
Connecting Point 


45 


475,843 




X 








Catholic Charities of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 
Guerrero House 


46 


121,143 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Arriba Juntos/ 
HomeWORC Project 


47 


87,551 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Northern California Service League/ 
Cameo House 


48 


323,273 




X 








Catholic Charities of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 
Richmond Hills Family Center 


49 


165,279 




X 








Salvation Army 


Salvation Army/ 
Harbor House 


50 


449,412 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Hamilton Family Center/ 
Hamilton Aftercare Program 


51 


198,917 




X 








"A Progress Foundation 


Progress Foundation/ 
Ashbury House 





386,751 




X 








City and County of 
^ San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Positive MATCH Family Housing 


d 


244,029 




X 








Larkin Street Youth 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Avenues to Independence 


54 


344,576 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Treasure Island Homeless 
Development Initiative/ 

Treasure Island Integrated Services 


55 


407,729 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


United Council of Human Services/ 

Bayview Hunters Point Multi-Service 
Drop-In Center 


56 


118,878 




X 








St. Vincent de Paul 


St Vincent de Paul/ 
Brennan House 


57 


144,380 




X 








San Francisco 
Network Ministries 


SF Network Ministries/ 
SafeHouse for Women 


58 


97,071 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Child Care Voucher Program 


59 


567,575 




X 









City and County of San Francisco: 2000 Consolidated Continuum of Care Application 



Page 24-c 



Exhibit 1: Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Care Narrative 





Project Sponsor/ 
Project Name 


1.1 


'1 

4) O 

* 2 


Program 
(Check only one) 


Applicant 


SHP 

new 


SHP 

renew 


S+C 
new 


S+C 
renew 


SRO 

new 


City and County of 
San Francisco 


Young Community Developers/ 
Homeless Employment Labor Project 


60 


131,684 




X 








Baker Places 
* 


Baker Places/ ' 
Odyssey House 


& 


11,278' 




X 








Larkin Street Youth 
Center 


Larkin Street Youth Center/ 
Transitional Living Program 


62 


55,587 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Private Industry Council of SF/ 
Homeless Employment Collaborative 


63 


1,086,097 




X 








Swords to 
Plowshares 


Swords to Plowshares/ 
Transitional Housing for Veterans 


64 


282,594 




X 








City and County of 
■% San Francisco 


Bemal Heights Neighborhood Center/ 
Monterey Boulevard Project 


& 


38,586 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Episcopal Community Services 
CHEFS Program' 


66 


152,510 




X 








Community 
Awareness and 
Treatment Services 


Community Awareness and 
Treatment Services/ 

A Woman's Place 


67; 


371,942 




X 








Compass 
Community Services 


Compass Community Services/ 
Clara House 


68 


320,782 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


SF Department of Human Services/ 
Connecting Point 


69 


475,843 




X 








Catholic Charities of 
San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ '"' 
Guerrero House 


70 


122,143 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Arriba Juntos/ 
HomeWORC Project 


71 


87,551 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Northern California Service League/ 
Cameo House 


72 


323,273 




X 








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San Francisco 


Catholic Charities/ 

Richmond Hills Family Center ■ 


73 


165,279 




X 








Salvation Army 


Salvation Army/ 
Harbor House 


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449,412 




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City and County of 
San Francisco 


Hamilton Family Center/ 
Hamilton Aftercare Program 


75 


198,917 




X 









CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO; 2000 CONSOLIDATED CONTINUUM OF CARE APPLICATION 



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Exhibit I: Continuum of Care 



Continuum of Care Narrative 





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Project Name 


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City and County of 
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SF Department of Human Services/ 
Integrated Services Network 


76 


3,985,026 




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City and County of 
San Francisco 


Tenderloin Housing Clinic/ 
Mental Health Case Management 


77 


149,654 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Episcopal Community Services/ 
Adult Shelter Follow-Up Program 


78 


383,691 




X 








City and County of 
San Francisco 


Department of Public Health/ 
Rites of Passage 


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644,805 




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Women and 
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Services 


Women and Children's Family 
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DePaul House 


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171,548 




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City and County of 
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Division of Community Mental 
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Dolores Hotel 


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1,037,569 




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City and County of San Francisco: 2000 Consolidated Continuum of Care Application 



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I. 






. SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
SPECIAL MEETING 
MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH 2000 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

555 Franklin Street, Board of Education Board Room, SF, 94102 r\Opi JMENTS DEPT. 

. AGENDA 

Roll Call ° JAN 2 S 2001 



n. Adoption of the Agenda SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

III. Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. 

IV. For discussion and possible action: Approval of the draft Continuum of Care plan.*** 
****Document available at meeting. 

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SAN FRANCISCOXOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 29, 2001 SPECIAL MEETING 

A special meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, January 29, 
2001 at 555 Franklin, Board of Education Board Room to review the draft of the 2001-2006 
Continuum of Care Plan. 
CONVENED: Bob Nelson convened the meeting at 3:17 p.m. 

I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, 
Linzie Coleman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Barry 
Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George 
Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene Coleman, and Maggie Donahue. 

Local Board members absent: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, Steven Blackburn, Barbara 
Brown, Carrie Dipman, Manny Morales, Cynthia Caporizzo, Joel Lipski, David Newcomer. 
Non-board members present: Barrie Grenell (DHS consultant), Michelle Magee (Harder+Co, 
Continuum of Care consultant), Willow Schrager (Harder+Co.), Lydia Ely (Continuum of Care 
consultant), Wendy Phillips (Local Board Liaison) 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. j Utr I . 

III. PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment at this time. FEB " 9 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 

IV. Review of the draft Continuum of Care plan PIIRI IP I irda 

The meeting began with a brief discussion about how to finish the review of the 
Continuum of Care, which began at the Steering Committee meeting on January 1 1 th . It was 
decided that today's meeting would focus on the sections that were not discussed at the Steering 
committee. The sections that have already been covered are: Introduction, Information, 
Employment, Single Adult Shelters, and Diversity. It was suggested that a smaller working 
group be created at the end of this meeting to continue the review process. Rita said that perhaps 
the Evaluation group that had been formed could serve as this working group. Members of that 
group are George, Laura, Bob, Rita, and Anne. This group would look at the changes that have 
been suggested to the document so far, along with changes suggested today and recommend 
which changes to incorporate. Any substantive changes would be taken to the Steering 
committee for a vote. Michelle Magee said that the consultants could incorporate all of the 
suggested changes by this Friday, February 2 nd and prepare another draft of the plan for the 
working group members to look at. The group scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, February 
6 th from 2-5 p.m. at 25 Van Ness, Room 720. [Room has been reserved.] 

There was then discussion about whether the Continuum of Care would be discussed at 
the February 12 th meeting. This discussion is not currently on the agenda. The Board needs to do 
community outreach for that meeting, which is at Maxine Hall Health Center, 1301 Pierce St. in 
the Western Addition. The co-chairs, along with Mauricio and Barry volunteered to do 
community outreach. Wendy will contact everyone to remind them. Gene and George have 
contacts in that community that they can share. 

The Board then began discussing the Housing chapter. It was noted that youth aging out 
of foster care is a group with significant need. Identifying funding to meet this need should be 



included in the Continuum of Care. It was noted by some committee members that the plan 
should suggest coordinating the efforts of the various bodies that are working on funding for this, 
including city departments, non-profits, and the private sector. Bob Nelson submitted suggested 
language to the consultants on this point. Winna Davis from DCYF noted that their funding only 
covers youth up to age 17, but they are also looking at this issue. MOCD also established it as a 
priority. Also, make sure the issue of discharges from hospitals and jails is addressed. The 
consultants noted that these issues would be most appropriate for the Prevention chapter. 
Another item that was suggested to be added to housing was the need for a better liaison/better 
communication between the housing authority and DHS. 

Laura Ware said that the Board should also ensure that its funding and policy 
recommendations for this budget year and the next five years are included in and consistent with 
the Continuum of Care plan. The action steps for the master lease programs should specify that 
they are not limited to SRO's, that they are multi-unit, and that they include two projects from 
each department that does master leasing. They should include 60 units each year for 5 years, 
starting 3 years from now. On pg. 62, actions step #1, short-term time frame, last bullet, add: 
"additionally, 60 units of family housing." Laura also asked how the committee came up with 
the numbers under "Long-Term." Michelle said this could be looked up in the materials used by 
the housing committee to develop their numbers. Laura said that the plan should also specify 
what kind of housing we're talking about developing (small, or multi-unit, etc. . .). In the first 
paragraph, we need to make sure it's specified that this is housing for homeless families. The 
consultants will get the funding recommendations from Laura to incorporate. 

Other suggested changes were: on pg. 62 and 63, change wording that says "units or 
beds" to "units." Laura said that perhaps we just need to clarify that we're not referring to a 
dorm-style situation. For example, if a 3-bedroom unit is developed, it is one unit but more beds. 
There was also concern expressed about what is meant by units. Only single units? Might this 
preclude the development of units for large families? Joyce suggested the document specify 
number of bedrooms. The Housing Authority talks about number of bedrooms, not number of 
units. Laura noted that transitional housing is different and when referring to housing for youth, 
this can be listed as units. After some discussion, it was agreed to make this change with a 
footnote giving the definition of "unit" and "bed". It also should be noted that some units need 
to accommodate large families. Laura will get definitions to the consultants. 

Next, on pg. 63, Action Step #2, it was suggested that the language be changed to match 
the language in the shelter section (p. 42, #3). No transitional housing should be added if this is 
at the expense of developing permanent housing. 

On page 67, #14, it was suggested that the best way to regulate this is by attaching simple 
requirements to the planning process. It was noted that this process is already in place. In this 
case, this plan should encourage the enforcement of the current planning code. Then, it was 
suggested that language be more clear to say exactly what is meant (i.e. this action step is aimed 
at Hope VI projects, the City should have an ordinance that prevents federal money from 
resulting in loss of units). 

On page 69, Action Step #22, cross out and AB34, in description of SHIA, add "and 
disabled." 

In goals listed on pages 62 & 63 remove the words "as much" and "as possible." This 
language dilutes the intent of the action steps. Also, the document should define affordable 
housing (i.e. low- or very low- income affordable housing). We're talking about housing that is 
affordable to homeless people. There was some discussion around this point. If the City doesn't 



use the federal definition of low-income, it won't be able to get federal funds. Maybe we could 
say that there is a federal definition of low-income housing, but the goal is to meet people's 
needs to maintain or acquire housing. Maybe the document could include the federal definition, 
the City's goals, and what the gap is. 

The last suggestion for the housing section was that the Local Board's recommendation 
to encourage the development of higher density housing be incorporated into the introduction of 
the chapter. 

The Board then moved on to the Integrated Health and Human Services chapter. Bob 
submitted to the consultants suggested language around provision of services to individuals 
living with HIV or AIDS to incorporate into the introduction. 

On page 79, Action Step # 1 8, we should make sure this recommendation to increase 
employment assistance to homeless individuals receiving mental health services is cross- 
referenced with the recommendation in the employment chapter to provide mental health 
services to individuals in job training programs. 

Another recommendation was to add a new action step to connect homeless people with 
disabilities to IHSS services, in shelters, as well as other places (such as vehicles) where 
homeless people live. Wording could be "expand eligibility of IHSS to people with disabilities 
who are homeless." 

Should also include statement in this chapter about improving services to homeless 
seniors — make sure that senior services and homeless services are coordinated. 

On page 98, Action Step 35, there was discussion about the last sentence: "Advocate for 
homeless status to be included as a certified disability for DR eligibility." Some board members 
felt strongly that homelessness should not be considered a disability. Others said maybe it could 
be considered a "disabling condition" and advocacy could be done to get the Department of 
Rehab to consider it as such. The wording could be change to "Advocate for homeless status to 
be included as a potential service category for DR eligibility." 

The discussion then moved on to the document as a whole. George said the document 
should include a strategy for bringing services into underserved communities. There should be a 
schedule to address at least one issue in each underserved community. Perhaps this could be 
addressed in the Introduction, or in the Prevention chapter (with the resource centers being cited 
as an example of new services). The consultants will incorporate this point into the Introduction 
and all chapters. Other suggestions were: each chapter should address the issue of underserved 
communities; the issue of capacity-building needs to be included as part of this strategy; should 
discuss idea of new services in particular districts with the new supervisors. Jenny then said that 
the Local Board could advocate for expansion of technical assistance grants, like CSAS has done 
to help organizations in underserved communities build capacity. The consultants asked if this 
would require adding new action steps? Yes. This will go to the working group. If anyone has 
specific suggestions for language, it should be sent to Wendy. 

Jenny then said that the document should include a statement saying the Local Board will 
continue to advocate to ensure no displacement of current tenants in all references to master 
lease programs. This would include tenants with tenants' rights, and those without. 

On page 27, Action Step #30, add: increase access for youth specifically. Also, delete 
"both behavioral and medical detox" and replace with "medically assisted detox." 

Anne suggested that in the Introduction we need to say what our vision is right up front. 
The second paragraph on page 5 might be moved to the first paragraph of the document. 



An Executive Summary was prepared for the last Continuum of Care plan. This should 
be done again, as it is a very long document that many people won't read all the way through. 

A statement should be incorporated into the Introduction that says there will be ongoing 
planning and revision of the plans laid out in this document. It already says this in the 
Governance and Oversight section, but it should be said in the Intro as well. 

On page 123, under the first March- April 2001 section. Change bi-annual to semi-annual 
and add d) department representatives should also make a presentation on progress toward goals 
to the Local Board. 

Maggie asked how this document would be translated into priorities for City departments. 
What can departments instruct commissions to do? Who in the departments are going to be 
responsible for translating the plan's goals into year-to-year priorities, because all the goals 
won't be able to be met. Michelle noted that developing annual work plans has not been part of 
this process. A discussion on how this will happen needs to take place, either at the full Local 
Board, or at the Steering Committee. It was suggested that maybe the working group could 
address this, by adding action steps around the development of annual work plans. 

Page 124, paragraph 1, last sentence, change from "during budget process" to "prior to" 
budget process. Jenny will give language to consultants on this point. Also, on point #3, change 
wording from "each year" to "year-round." 

There was then some discussion of who was responsible for ensuring that the workplans 
that are developed are implemented. Is this the commissions or the Local Board, or both? 

Another suggestion was that someone go through the chapters and identify which action 
steps don't require any additional funding. Those could be incorporated into departmental 
workplans right away. 

The next steps for this process are as follows: 1) the consultants will incorporate feedback 
from today and prior to today; 2) a new draft will be available to work group members by Friday, 
February 2 nd , 3) the workgroup will meet Tuesday, February 6 th from 2-5 p.m. to go over the 
changes that have been made and discuss the addition of action steps for creating annualized 
workplans; 4) based on all changes, another draft will be distributed to the Full Local Board 
before the February 12 th meeting. At this meeting, the DRAFT plan will be approved; 5) A final 
draft will be written incorporating changes from the public hearing on February 21 st and this 
final draft will be approved at the March 12 th Full Local Board meeting. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 

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SAN FRANCISCO.LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 th - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 
Maxine Hall Health Center, 1301 Pierce St., San Francisco 



'* 



AGENDA 



I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the January 8, 2001 meeting 

IV. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB - 9 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



V. Community Issues: Public Comment from Western Addition community members 

VI. Approval of the draft Continuum of Care plan*** 



Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Tuesday, February 20 (Tues. due to holiday), 2-4 PM, 25 
Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion and possible action: Report back from commission hearings and next 
steps for advocacy of Local Board funding recommendations 

B. Policy-Atexf meeting: Thursday, February 15, Noon-2 PM, 25 VanNess, Room 720 
For discussion and action: Conflict Policy for participation in McKinney priority panels. 
For discussion and action: Conflict Policy for agenda items at Policy, Funding, or Full 
Board related to McKinney. 

Announcement: DHS seeking nominations for McKinney 2001 priority panel members. 

C. Steering-TVexf meeting: Monday, February 26, Noon-2PM, 25 VanNess, Rm720 
For discussion and action: Policy on Local Board members taking Public Positions*** 
For discussion and possible action: Report from co-chairs on written feedback received 
from DPW and Park and Rec on 24-hour notice for properly removal legislation. 

For discussion and action: Planning for public forum of 2/21 . Need board members to 
volunteer to take notes for each chapter and someone to staff the door after 6:30. 
Presentation of Departmental Reports - 



A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

OLD BUSINESS 



George Smith 
To be announced 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
Cynthia Caporizzo 
David Newcomer 



VIII PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 

***Document available at meeting. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 
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accessible services, call 923-6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made available on 
request. Please contact 252-3136 at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow 
individuals with environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing 
perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 

Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

You can follow the Local Board's activities on line at: http://sfgov/lhcb 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR - g 2001 

/SAN FRANCISCCLJLOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARDp. ,p,^ ANC ' SC0 
MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 12, 2001 REGULAR MEETING UBUC LIBRARY 

A regular meeting of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board was held on Monday, February 12 
at Maxine Hall Health Center, 1301 Pierce St. in the 2" floor conference room. 
Cj CONVENED: The meeting was convened at 3:12 p.m. 



I. ROLL CALL: Local Board members present: Mauricio Aviles, Michael Bennett, 
Sam Cobbs, Carrie Dipman, Gail Gilman, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Joyce Miller, 
Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, George Smith, Anne 
Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene Coleman. 

Members absent: Steven Blackburn, Rebecca Brockert, Barbara Brown, Linzie 
Coleman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Barry Hermanson, Manny Morales, Cynthia 
Caporizzo, Joel Lipski, David Newcomer, Maggie Donahue. 
Non-board members present: Bonita Davenport (DHS), Michelle Magee 
(Harder+Co.), Willow Schrager (Harder+Co.), Wendy Phillips (outgoing Liaison to 
the Local Board), Holly Friel (incoming Liaison to the Local Board). 

II. AGENDA: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the January 8, 2001 Board meeting were agreed upon. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT: None at this time. 

V. COMMUNITY ISSUES: PUBLIC COMMENT FROM WESTERN ADDITION 
COMMUNITY MEMBERS: None at this time 

VI. APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT CONTINUUM OF CARE PLAN 

The discussion of this issue began with a presentation by Michelle Magee who gave an overview 
of the major changes that have been made to the document since the First draft. Michelle 
reported that the Continuum of Care working group met February 6 th and made the following 
changes: The Introduction to the document has now been changed to an Executive Summary. 
The Vision and Guiding Principles section has been re-written. The Governance and 
Implementation section has been re-written. Issues: the introduction now presents a more 
balanced view of what has happened in the City in the last five years. Does not focus on blaming 
the high-tech sector. Statements have also been added about the community planning process, 
and some corrections have been made in references to numbers of homeless people. On page 8, 
under key strategies, an overview of each section was added here. On page 22, added a point 
about reaching underserved neighborhoods. Question: should Tenderloin and Chinatown be 
added? George said no. Laura said it should be specified that the document is referring to 
underserved neighborhoods vis a vis homeless services. In the Governance and Implementation 
section, 2 separate flow-charts were created to chart the annual planning process. Michelle said 
she would like feedback from working group members and everyone on the Board on these 
charts. Laura noted that according to the timelines on these charts, the workplan committee 
needs to be convened within the next six weeks to start creating plans for Fiscal Year 2002-2003. 



2001-2002 is an exception. There is a footnote about this. The only thing in the Appendix that 
is new is the list of Local Board members. 

Before going into comments/questions, Bob thanked the consultants for a lot of hard work. He 
then made a suggestion on language in the document. Should use terminology "people who are 
homeless" rather than "homeless people." Also, language around day laborers and newcomers to 
the city should be brought from the Income, Education & Employment section into the 
Introduction. Regarding reaching underserved neighborhoods, Roma says that the document 
should give concrete, measurable objectives for doing this. Other changes: Numbers from Fall, 
not Spring, homeless count should be used. The Board then decided to create an addendum to 
the document that's already been reproduced rather than re-copying the entire document for the 
public to review before the public hearing on February 21 st . There was then some discussion 
about how many copies of the document would be made after it is finalized. The Board agreed 
that it would need to make at least 500 copies since anyone who is doing a McKinney 
application in the next few months & beyond would need a copy (and there are hundreds of 
people who will be applying). Can the document be distributed on disk or CD.? Gene said we 
can look into that, but we would still need to get a lot of hard copies. George asked if the issue 
of regional planning was addressed in the document. Michelle said that it is in the section on 
Governance & Implementation (p. 134), but it can be moved to the Executive Summary (p. 17) 
as well. Laura: we need to define what we mean by regional. George: 9 Bay Area counties. 
Laura: we can cut down some of the specific bullets under economic opportunity in the 
Executive Summary. She and Carrie will work on this and get it to the consultants by Tuesday, 
February 13 th . Rita then asked for volunteers for the workplan committee. Anne volunteered to 
chair this committee. Roma, Gene, Sam, George, Bob & Rita volunteered to be on it. Gene 
pointed out that the committee would need to identify what kind of expertise is necessary to do 
the planning and bring in the appropriate people. Laura pointed out that this year's planning 
would be driven by the budget priorities already identified. Gene said that the workplan chart 
didn't include a presentation to the Mayor. This needs to be added. Gene said the Local Board 
should get department input before the Board presents the plan to the Mayor. This should 
happen after public comment and before MOOH (between August & October). George asked at 
what point are services evaluated. Also pointed out the need to come up with a definition of 
homelessness. Michelle pointed out that the last paragraph on page 4 had been added to address 
the fact that the City does not currently have its own definition of homelessness. Back to the 
topic of this year's workplan, the agreement by the workgroup was to focus on things that could 
be done right away that don't cost money. Gail then made a motion to approve the draft of 
the Continuum of Care with the changes and additions that have been made today. Anne 
seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. 

The Board then began a discussion about holding regular board meetings in different 
communities and the fact that there weren't any community members present today. Most 
people in this neighborhood don't even know who the Local Board is. The March meeting will 
be held in the Bayview. The April meeting is scheduled to be held at Hamilton Family Center in 
the Haight. Bob said he could contact Salvatore re: outreach to groups in the Haight. Anne: we 
should also extend an invitation to the Supervisor for the Bayview for the March meeting. Holly 
will invite Sophie Maxwell. Roma said that there is an infrastructure in each neighborhood that 
already exists. It's just not oriented to the Local Board. The Board should not just run to each 



neighborhood from month-to-month. Maybe we should just go to a different neighborhood each 
quarter and do concerted outreach. Yvette said is it also important to clarify what we are asking 
people to comment on specifically. This should be clear when we do outreach before the 
meeting. Laura made a motion that an ad-hoc committee be convened comprised of 
primarily neighborhood seats regarding the issue of neighborhood outreach. Bob seconded 
the motion. Rita said we have to decide right now if we're going to meet in the Bayview in 
March. George said we should consider changing the agenda when we go to neighborhood 
meetings. We should have special meetings in the neighborhoods to engage the community, 
strategize with them. Gene agreed that we need to organize & engage the community, not just 
call a meeting. We need to talk to stakeholders before a meeting is even scheduled. Ask people 
where to hold it, etc. . . It takes more than sending a flyer to engage people. Mauricio then said 
that the Board had never had a discussion about why we wanted to go to communities. The 
Board needs to identify what it wants out of these meetings. Sam also noted that some 
neighborhoods are more impacted by homelessness than others. We can't just allocate 15 
minutes on an agenda for neighborhoods that are heavily impacted by homelessness. Joyce 
suggested that the Local Board Liaison get a schedule of neighborhood meetings from the 
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and inform Local Board members of when these 
meetings are. Michael volunteered to be on the neighborhood outreach committee, along 
with Mauricio, Rita, George, and Joyce. The motion passed unanimously. The Board then 
moved onto the discussion of whether it should go ahead with the March meeting in the Bayview 
and the April meeting in the Haight. Again, George suggested that the structure of the meeting 
needed to be changed if we decide to continue with these meetings. We need to have a special 
meeting or a public hearing. Roma agreed that we should look at how we can adjust the 
structure of our meetings in order to make the most of neighborhood meetings. Roma then 
made a motion that the Board go ahead with the meeting in Bayview in March and then 
wait for recommendations from the workgroup before deciding whether to have the April 
meeting in the Haight. Anne seconded the motion. Bob said he was opposed to conducting 
regular meetings in the neighborhoods. He doesn't think Board should go to the Haight in April. 
Michael said the Board should go into communities in a listening role, to get feedback, take 
notes. Carrie threw in a note of caution to the Board. We should not hold neighborhood 
hearings if we can't do anything to "fix things." The meetings should be more of a dialogue so 
the expectation isn't that the Board can fix everything. Also, we need to make sure we get a big 
enough room so we all fit. And we need to make sure the meetings are wheelchair accessible. 
Yvette suggested that part of the meetings also include presenting to the community what the 
Local Board has done to date. Motion was passed. Jennifer Grant abstained. 

VII. Committee reports 

A) Policy 

The Policy committee report began with an announcement that nominations are currently being 

sought for the McKinney Priority Panel. 

Next, Gail announced that the Policy committee had approved the conflict policy for Priority 

Panel members that had been used last year. Bob moved that the Full Board accept this policy. 

Anne seconded the motion. Discussion: Laura said the policy should include dates. It was 

agreed to add: in the second paragraph, second sentence, "as of March 1, 2001." Motion passed. 

Next, Gail presented the Policy committee's recommended policy for agenda items related to 

McKinney. She stated that the Policy committee realizes that a lot of people will be conflicted 



out of these discussions. Laura said it is an issue of timing. Can general priority discussions be 
attended by conflicted Board members? Carrie: we have to define what we mean by 
"participate." Roma said that people have conflicts. The question is how they're going to be 
accountable to them. This proposed conflict policy is very narrow. Yvette said that the State of 
California, and the City Attorney have very clear laws around conflict. Bob says that people 
should not have to recuse themselves from general policy discussions. Mauricio says that we are 
entrusted to be on this Board. We should not be guided by individual interests but rather by the 
needs of homeless people. Roma said that conflicts cannot necessarily be regulated so closely, 
but that people should state their conflicts publicly when they come up. Bonita said we have to 
balance this with what we can do legally. This policy only relates to specific agenda items. Gail 
said the Board should not have to do this process every year. This policy is based on the City 
Attorney's office and California State Law. Laura said City staff members also have to clarify 
what their conflicts might be. It was decided that this issue would be discussed again at the 
upcoming policy committee meeting. 

B) Funding 

The main report from the funding committee was that Laura was recusing herself from chairing 
the Funding committee because she feels it is a conflict for her to continue to chair this 
committee. Gene will take over as chair of the Funding committee. 

C) Steering 

The first item of the Steering committee report was the Policy on Local Board members taking 
Public Positions. Gail moved that the Full Board adopt the Public Positions statement as 
approved by the Steering committee. Bob seconded the motion. Discussion: Is there an 
enforcement provision? A bullet should be added: Failure to comply with this policy could 
result in a recommendation for dismissal from the Board. Also, the last bullet point should be 
amended to read: "In the case of an issue which needs a decision before the next full Local Board 
meeting, the Steering committee is empowered to make a decision on behalf of the Full Board." 
(Rather than stating "in the case of emergencies," which is open for interpretation.) With 
amendments, motion was passed. Wendy will make sure that all Board members receive a 
copy of this policy as amended. 

Regarding the issue of getting input from affected departments on 24-hour notice for property 
removal legislation, Rita informed the Board that Sgt. Flynn from the SFPD had stopped by at 
the beginning of the meeting to find out more about this issue. Rita asked Board members how 
the Board should proceed with getting input. Gene said we need to ask for input from all 
affected departments. These include: DPW, SFPD, Park & Rec, DPH, and Neighborhood 
Services. George said the input needed to be received via an official request from the Local 
Board. Rita said she and Bob would draft a letter to these five departments. 
The Board then discussed preparation for the public hearing on February^ 1 st . Laura suggested 
that all Board members arrive 15 minutes early. A sign-up sheet was passed around for Board 
members to sign up to take notes on particular chapters of the Continuum of Care. Winna 
volunteered to staff the front door of the building after 6:30 p.m. since DPH will only be able to 
staff it up until that time. 



VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports 



A) Department of Public Health: Anne began by giving a report on the DPH Budget. 
She passed out a handout from the department's budget presentation to the Health 
Commission on January 30 th . She also passed out a pie chart that had been 
handed out at that hearing by Matthew Hymel from the Controller's office 
showing how much city revenues come from various sources. She said she would 
do report again at the next Local Board meeting and entertain questions at that 
time (since many board members were not present for this report). 

B) Mayor's Office on Homelessness: George reported that the Winter Shelters have 
been having up to 50 vacancies per night at Providence even though 
transportation is provided. They are trying to open a new church at Divisadero 
and Turk. If someone wants to find out about available winter shelter beds, they 
should call Central Referral at 292-2180. 

C) Mayor's Office of Community Development: Gene reported that the Citizen's 
Committee is meeting currently. They are scheduled to be done by February 23 rd . 
They will have a public hearing on March 26' and meet with the Mayor the week 
of March 29 ,h . They will give their plan to the Board of Supervisors in April. 
Will only have one hearing at the Finance committee. 

D) Department of Children, Youth & Families: Winna announced that the 
department will not be doing RFP's this year because the grants from previous 
years are multi-year. She also announced that Prop D, passed in November, 
which provides 3 cents per $100 of property tax assessed to programs for children 
and youth, will last 15 years rather than 10 as Prop J did. A community advisory 
council is currently being convened to decide how the funds will be spent. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:48 p.m. 

Notes taken by Wendy Phillips, Liaison to the Local Board. 



SAN FRANCISCO'S DOCUMENTSDEPT 

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LOCAL HOMELESS SAN FRANCISCO 
COORDINATING BOARD PUBL,CLIB ™* 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 

THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 

THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AND 

THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNITY 

DEVELOPMENT 

Invites you to a public hearing on: 



SAN FRANCISCO'S 
CONTINUUM OF CARE 

A Five-Year Strategic Plan for Homeless Services 

2001-2006 



The hearing is to gather community input on the Local Board's 

Continuum of Care strategies outlined in this plan, which 

include housing, prevention, health, employment, education, 

and shelter. Come and provide your input. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2001 

6 PM to 9 PM 

Department of Public Health, 101 Grove St. 

Health Commission Room, Room 300 

Copies of the draft plan are available before the hearing, and 

may be picked up at: 
25 Van Ness, 7 th floor, Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

This meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you need translation services, a sign language 
interpreter, or any other accommodation, please call 252-3158 at least 72 hours in advance. 
For information on Muni routes, call 673-6864. For more information, please call 252-3158. 



SAN FRANCISCO JLOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY JtfARCH 12 th - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 
Southeast Community Facility, Alex Pitcher Room, 1800 Oakdale, Bayview District 



AGENDA 

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I. Roll Call 

,/- i II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the February 12, 2001 meeting 

IV. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 






VII. 



DOCUMENTS DEP1\ 

MAR - 8 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



V. Community Issues: Public Comment from Bayview community members 

VI. Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Monday March 19, 2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion : Report back on presentation by Joel Lipski of the Mayor's Office of 

Housing on acquisition, their process, and what is in the pipeline for 2001. 

For discussion: Next steps for advocacy of Local Board funding recommendations 

B. Policy-Next meeting: Thursday, March 15, Noon-2 PM, 25 VanNess, Room 720 
For discussion and possible action: Request that bi-laws committee review bi-laws and 
make necessary changes regarding conflicts for Local Board members. 

For discussion and possible action: Motion regarding renewals for currently-funded 

McKinney projects and new permanent housing proposals. 

For discussion and action: Approve cultural competency guidelines for McKinney. 

C. Steering-A'e.Y/ meeting: Monday, March 26, Noon-2PM, 25 VanNess, Rm720 
For discussion and possible action: Review of input on Continuum of Care from Public 
Hearing. 

For discussion and possible action: Report by Michelle Magee on status of Continuum 
of Care timeline. 
VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 



George Smith 
To be announced 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
Cynthia Caporizzo 
David Newcomer 



OLD BUSINESS 



VIII PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 

***Document available at meeting. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

The Alex Pitcher Room at the Southeast Community Facility is wheelchair accessible. MUNI lines 
serving this location are the 23, the 24, and the 44. For information about MUNI accessible services, 
call 923-6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 
252-3136 at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow individuals with 
environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other 
scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

You can follow the Local Board's activities on line at: http://sfgov/lhcb 



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SAN FRANCISCO^OCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 
MINUTES OF MARCH 12, 2001 REGULAR MEETING 

Southeast Community Facility, Alex Pitcher Community Room, 1800 Oakdale, Bayview District 

I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: The meeting was called to order at 
3:15pm. 

Local Board members present : Mauricio Aviles, Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, 

Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Jennifer Grant, 

Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, 

George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene Coleman, David Newcomer, 

Maggie Donahue. 

Members absent : Michael Bennett, Steven Blackburn, Manny Morales, Cynthia 

Caporizzo, Yvette Robinson. 

Non-board members present : Ellouise Patton (Local Board member awaiting 

Mayor's authorization), Michelle Magee (Harder+Co.), Barrie Grenell (Consultant, 

QBA), Holly Friel (Liaison to the Local Board). 

II. AGENDA: Co-Chair Bob Nelson asked if there were any changes to the agenda. 
McKinney funding was added to the Funding Committee's report. The agenda was 
adopted with the change. 

III. MINUTES: The minutes of the February 12, 2001 Board meeting were approved. 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the Bayview community spoke at public 
comment, as noted in Item V. Community Issues: Public Comment from Bayview 
Community Members. 

V. COMMUNITY ISSUES: PUBLIC COMMENT FROM BAYVIEW 
COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Douglas Smith, Bayview resident seeking affordable 
housing; Walter Brand, Bayview-Hunters Point resident, costs and problems 
associated with living in vehicles; Ena Aguirre, residential program, drop-in center, 
food, for homeless in Bayview-Hunters Point; Ellouise Patton, subsidy needed in the 
community, self sufficiency; Local Board member George Smith, Mayor's Office on 
Homelessness, resource center opening on Jennings Street, South Beach shelter; 
Local Board member Laura Ware, suggested that Bayview-Hunters Point residents in 
need of services follow-up with George Smith, Mayor's Office on Homelessness; 
Lanita Hopkins, notified the Board of an upcoming meeting of the Bayview Hunters 
Point Multipurpose Senior Services on Thursday, March 22, 2001, from 3:00-5:00pm 
at the Bayview Hunters Point Adult Day Center, 1250 LaSalle Avenue, to discuss a 
new program that will offer care and services to senior citizens who will be released 
from medical and penal institutions, for more information call Lanita Hopkins at 337- 
6902; LaTanya Hurst, seeking financial support for a proposal for youth and 
residential programs that she submitted to the Local Board on February 21, 2001. 
Ms. Hurst also spoke at the end of the meeting. Local Board member Sam Cobbs 



said he would follow-up with Ms. Hurst. Local Board member Jennifer Friendenbach 
asked the Policy Committee to investigate issue surrounding vehicle registration and 
impoundings and that someone attend the Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose 
Senior Services meeting; Local Board member George Smith will attend the meeting. 

IV. Committee reports 

A. Funding- Next meeting: Monday March 19, 2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion : Report back on presentation by Joel Lipski of the Mayor's Office of 
Housing on acquisition, their process, and what is in the pipeline for 2001. 

1 . Joel Lipski reported that a little over 300 units for permanent low- 
income housing, 600 units for seniors with very low-incomes or no 
incomes, 400 units of permanent housing for single adults, and 24-25 
Special needs youth permanent housing in the MOH pipeline. 

2. MOH does not fund capital or operating costs, with one or two 
exceptions; those costs are funded through the General Fund. 

For discussion: Next steps for advocacy of Local Board funding recommendations. 

Gene Coleman and Laura Ware explained the Funding Committee budget 
recommendations handout. Concerns/recommendations regarding the 
following issues were discussed: 

1 . Wage parity & COLAs contracts 

2. Clarification regarding funding of existing programs 

3. Master lease projects must be "vacant buildings or tenants protected 
from displacement." 

4. Need for legal services 

5. Family units - feasibility studies issued by MOH 

8. Oshun - 24 hour access. 

9. MOH will be funding some board and care homes. 

10. Support for school district. 

Carrie Dipman made a motion calling for the Funding Committee to take 
recommendations from the Full Board and move forward with it. The motion was 
passed with general consent. The Funding Committee will address and incorporate 
these concerns at the next Funding Committee meeting. 

For discussion: Work with Board of Supervisors to develop legislation to annualize 
add backs each year in the budget. 

This item was not discussed. 

For discussion: McKinney funding. 

1 . The Funding Committee will be the focal point of the McKinney 
technical team, with other City people. More members who are not City 
staff are needed to participate in the technical team. Bob Nelson, 
Mauricio Aviles, and Jenny Friedenbach will volunteer on McKinney. 

2. The next meeting of the McKinney technical team will be on Friday 
March 23, 2001, from 10am- 12pm, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 720. 



Meetings are open to the public, but those with conflicts should not attend. 
Gene Coleman is the liaison to the Full Local Board for McKinney. 

3 . HUD has released NOFA. 
They are due May 3 1 , 200 1 . 

The McKinney technical team will create the application. 
HUD will no longer allow tiering. 

The Local Board should use a new strategy for the application. 
There is a smaller pool of renewals this year. 

4. The Bidders Conference for HUD Continuum of Care Funding, 2001, 
will take place on Monday, March 19, 2001, from 10am- 12pm at 170 Otis. 

A. Policy-Next meeting: Friday, March 16, 10 AM -12 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion and possible action: Request that bylaws committee review bylaws and 
make necessary changes regarding conflicts for Local Board members. 

1 . There is not an active bylaws committee. 

Rebecca Brockert called for the conflict policy to be reviewed during 

Board member orientation. 

Jenny Freidenbach made a motion, which was seconded by Carrie Dipman, to 
request that members review bylaws and act accordingly. Laura Ware amended 
the motion to review bylaws and conflict of interest statement. 

For discussion and possible action: A motion came from the Committee regarding 
renewals for currently-funded McKinney projects and new permanent housing proposals. 
1. Issues raised during the discussion included: 

• Use McKinney money as seed money for new projects. 

• Encourage new supportive housing for applications that have a site 
that is attached to MOH funding. 

• Don't look to McKinney for new funds; HUD has less money to 
distribute. 

• Create new units. 

• Supportive services. 

Jennifer Grant made a motion: 1) To actively solicit applications for new permanent 
housing units; and 2)A program's renewal history will not impact its ranking. Gail 
Gilman accepted this motion as a substitute. Joel Lipski asked that it not be limited 
to those that already have a site. Motion was amended and approved, with David 
Newcomer, Rita Semel, Mauricio Aviles, Laura Ware, and Carrie Dipman 
abstaining from the vote. 

For discussion and action: Approve cultural competency guidelines for McKinney. 
1 . Issues raised during the discussion included: 

• Diversity of staff and Board of Directors. 

• Last year, the Policy Committee voted not to include weights on 
the table. 



Gail Gilman made a motion for approval of the cultural competency guidelines 
without percentages. The motion was approved, with Carrie Dipman, Mauricio 
Aviles, and Laura Ware abstaining from the vote. 

B. Steering-Atetf meeting: Monday, March 26, Noon-2PM, 25 VanNess, Rm720 

For discussion and possible action: Review of input on Continuum of Care from Public 
Hearing. 

1. Michelle Magee discussed public comment on the Continuum of Care, 

as outlined in the next point. 

For discussion and possible action: Report by Michelle Magee on status of Continuum 
of Care timeline. 

1. Public Comment will be included in the Continuum of Care before the 
Steering Committee meeting on Monday, March 26, 2001. 

2. Legal services, MS, and veterans will be incorporated throughout. 

3. The length of the document will be discussed. 

4. Michelle Maggee still needs Laura Ware and Mauricio Aviles' 
comments. 

5. The Continuum of Care draft will be discussed at the next Steering 
Committee meeting. 

VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports 

A) Mayor's Office on Homelessness: George Smith reported that the Bayview Hope 
Center will have its grand opening on March 28, 2001 . He thanked the people 
from Bayview who spoke at public comment. George Smith discussed unlicensed 
Borden Care Homes and illegal transitional housing units in Bayview. He 
suggested that the Local Board come back to Bayview and hold a hearing. 

B) Department of Human Services: Maggie Donahue reported on the opening of the 
Hamilton Family Residence at 260 Golden Gate, which brings a net increase of 
103 beds. The Bernal Gateway ribbon cutting will be on Saturday. 

C) Department of Public Health: Anne Kronenberg reported on the Continuum of 
Care presentation tentatively scheduled April 3, 2001, for the Health Commission 
Meeting. 

D) Mayor's Office of Housing: Joel Lipski reported on the opening of 260 Golden 
Gate, and that MOH is considering budgeting priorities, including what types of 
housing to prioritize, for NOFA. 

E) Mayor's Office of Community Development: Gene Coleman distributed a 
Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Home 
Investment Partnership Programs Preliminary Recommendations for 2001 Action 
Plan. Gene Coleman also discussed and distributed an announcement of a public 
hearing on the 2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency 
Shelter Grant (ESG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs, and 



Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (I10PWA) Programs for San 
Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. The public hearing will be held on 
Monday, March 26, 2001, at 5:30pm, at City Hall, Board of Supervisors 
Committee Room, Room 263, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. 
For more information, contact: Mayor's Office of Community Development at 
(415)252-3100. 

F) Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families: Winna Davis announced that 
the first week of April is the Week of Young Children. A day has been planned to 
take children to the SF Zoo. 

G) Mayor's Criminal Justice Council: No department report was presented. 

H) Dept. of Adult and Aging Services: David Newcomer discussed and distributed 
an announcement for the "Working With Senior and Disabled Homeless 
Consumers" training session, which will be held on Wednesday March 21, 2001, 
from 1:00-5 :00pm at the Bethany Center at 580 Capp Street (at 21 st ). For more 
information, contact Karen Rosen at (415)864-6051. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

Notes taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 



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REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

CITY HALL, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM 



AGENDA 



I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the March 12, 2001 meeting 
rv. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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Committee reports 

A. Funding - Next meeting: Monday, April 16, 2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion : Update on McKinney process. 

B. Policy - Next meeting: Tuesday, April 1 7, 10 AM - 12 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 

For discussion and possible action: Motion recommending adoption by the Local Board 
of the modified DPH definition of Homelessness. Anne Kronenberg to present 
resolution.*** 

C. Steering - Next meeting: Monday, April 23, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 
For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care by Co-Chairs. 

For discussion and possible action: Gene Coleman to present on updating of Bylaws.*** 



VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 



George Smith 
To be announced 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
Cynthia Caporizzo 
David Newcomer 



VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board. 



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REGULAR MEETINGJMINUTES 

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

CITY HALL, 1 DPL CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM 



I. Call To Order and Roll Call: Co-Chair Rita Semel called the meeting to order 
at 3:20 PM. 

Members Present : Michael Bennett, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, 

Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Manny Morales, Bob Nelson, Ellouise 

Patton, Rita Semel, Cynthia Caporizzo, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene Coleman, 

Maggie Donahue 

Members Absent : Mauricio Aviles, Steven Blackburn, Rebecca Brockert, Sam Cobbs, 

Linzie Coleman, Roma Guy, Joyce Miller, Yvette Robinson, Laura Ware, Joel Lipski, 

David Newcomer 

Non-Members Present : Barrie Grenell (Consultant, QBA), Amett Watson (Shelter Client 

Advocate), Allison Lum (Coalition on Homelessness), Vincent Bunten (Coalition on 

Homelessness), LaTanya Hurst (Bayview Hunters Point Trinity Foundation), Dariush 

Kayhan (DHS), Caesar Cruz, Amber D. Collita, Holly Friel (Liaison to the Local Board) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: No action could be taken on this item, as there was not a 
quorum present. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the March 12, 2001 meeting: No action could be taken 
on this item, as there was not a quorum present. 

IV. Public Comment: Allison Lum (Coalition on Homelessness), asked Local Board to look 
into shelter redesign, eligibility criteria, mandatory services, distributed "A Shout 
Production by Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco Fact Sheet"; LaTanya Hurst 
(Bayview Hunters Point Trinity Foundation), lack of residential programs for youth in 
Bayview, distributed "San Francisco's Continuum of Care, Local Board of the City and 
County of San Francisco, Questions"; Local Board member Jennifer Friedenbach stated 
that the Treatment on Demand Planning Council had issued $720,000 grants for youth 
residential facilities and no one applied; Local Board member Anne Kronenberg 
suggested that Ms. Hurst work with Supervisor Maxwell's office and her 
interdepartmental group working on health issues in Bayview; Arnette Watson (Shelter 
Client Advocate), shelter redesign, dangerous increase of 100 beds at MSC-South, 
elimination of self referral; Vincent Bunten (Coalition on Homelessness), shelter 
redesign, problems with mandatory case management; Local Board member Jennifer 
Friedenbach suggested that this issue be sent to the Policy Committee for review (as 
listed under Committee reports, Items Referred to Policy Committee for Future 
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V. Committee reports: 

A. Special Funding - Next meeting: Friday, April 13, 10 AM - 12 PM, 25 Van Ness, 
Room 720 

For discussion : Update on McKinney process. 

1 . Gene Coleman reported on the distinctions between last year's Mckinney 
process and this year's McKinney process, and the training needs of potential 
priority panel members. Gene Coleman stated that everyone who applied to be a 
Priority Panel member should come to the training on Aprl 17, 2001, from 9:30 
AM to 12:30 PM at 1440 Harrison Street, 3 rd Floor "Kakebe" Conference Room. 

B. Policy - Next meeting: Tuesday, April 17, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM, 25 Van Ness, 
Room 720 

For discussion and possible action: Motion recommending adoption by the Local Board 
of the modified DPH definition of Homelessness. Anne Kronenberg to present 
resolution. 

1 . Anne Kronenberg presented the Steering Committee-approved definition of 
homelessness. Jennifer Grant requested that "transitional housing program" be 
added to the "Transitional" section, at the end of the second paragraph. This 
definition will also be included in the Continuum of Care plan. 

2. Anne Kronenberg presented the Department of Public Health resolution during 
her departmental report, as noted below. 

3. No action could be taken on these items, as there was not a quorum 
present. 

Items referred to the Policy Committee for future meetings: 

1 . Policy Committee meeting on 4/17/01 (with the meeting time changed to 1:30 
PM to 3:30 PM): Discussion on MSC-North and MSC-South Shelter Redesign 
plans. 

2. Policy Committee meeting on 4/17/01: Discussion of the creation of a contact 
sheet for people to navigate the process for opening housing and shelter programs 
in San Francisco. 

3. Policy Committee meeting on 5/24/01 : Discuss advocacy for regional services 
and regional approaches to homelessness. 

C. Steering - Next meeting: Monday, April 23, 12 PM-2 PM, 25 Van Ness, Room 720 
For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care by Co-Chairs. 

1 . Barrie Grenell reported that she will present a draft McKinney application at 
the Special Funding Committee meeting on Monday, April 30, 2001. The GAPS 
analysis will be discussed at the Special Funding Committee meeting Friday, 
April 13,2001. 

2. Extensions for the proposals were discussed. The Local Board's policy of not 
excepting any proposals after Friday, April 13, 2001, at 5pm, was stated. 

3. Maggie Donahue reported that a pipeline group, comprised of representatives 
from the Mayor's Office of Housing, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, 
Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services, and Mayor's Office 
of Community Development, meets every other month. Gail Gilman asked if the 
pipeline group could report to the Local Board. Maggie Donahue suggested that 
the Mayor's Office of Housing present the pipeline group's report as part of their 
departmental report. 2 



For discussion and possible action: Gene Coleman to present on updating of Bylaws. 
Gene Coleman presented the proposed new bylaws, with changes indicated in 
italics. 

1. Questions were raised regarding the City Charter's laws around abstention 
from voting. 

2. The number of seats that the Board of Supervisors appoints versus the number 
of seats that the Mayor appoints was also raised as an issue to be examined. 

3. The old Bylaws Committee (Roma Guy, Yvette Robinson, and Laura Ware) 
should be consulted regarding the intention of Article VI Grievance and Appeals. 

4. The Oversight of the Continuum of Care Committee should be added as a new 
standing committee. 

5. This item was referred to the Steering Committee. 

VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports: 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness Deven Richardson 

No departmental report was presented. (For George Smith) 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

Maggie Donahue reported that the Mayor has officially appointed Trent Rhorer as 
the Director of the Department of Human Services. The Mission Resource Center 
is about to go under construction. Expected opening date is October 1, 2001. 
Maggie Donahue hopes to have a contract for MSC-North and MSC-South to take 
to the Human Services Commission meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2001. She 
explained the new program models of MSC-North (longer term, 6 months, case- 
managed focus) and MSC-South (short term, 7 days, all lottery beds, men and 
women). The shelters will start operating under these new program models on 
July 16, 2001. The Continuum of Care will be presented to the Human Services 
Commission on May 24, 2001. The Local Board Co-Chairs were invited to help 
present the Continuum of Care. Maggie Donahue also reported on the hearing 
before the Board of Supervisors Economic Vitality, Small Business, and Social 
Policy Committee on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 on the City's No Turn Away Policy. 
She discussed 260 Golden Gate, the Hamilton Family Shelter on Waller Street, 
and the Sojourner Truth transitional housing plan in the Bayview. Maggie 
Donahue also reported that Supervisor Chris Daly's office has requested 
information regarding the number of shelter beds available in the City dating back 
to 1995. She will provide copies of this information to the Local Board. 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

Anne Kronenberg discussed and distributed the Department of Public Health 
resolution for adoption of the Continuum of Care Plan. Anne Kronenberg will be 
presenting the Continuum of Care Plan before the Health Commission on 
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 3pm, Room 300, 101 Grove Street. The Local Board 
Co-Chairs were invited to help present the Continuum of Care. 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

No departmental report was presented. 



E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

Gene Coleman reported that MOCD has submitted preliminary recommendations 
to the Board of Supervisors for the 200 1 Community Development Block Grants 
(CDBG), MOH, and ESG Programs. There will probably be Board of 
Supervisors Finance Committee hearings during the last week of this month. 
President Bush has cut the HUD budget by 20%. MOCD was at their cap, and 
may need to make cuts to some of their program areas. 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

Winna Davis reported that DCYF's funding stream is on a two-year cycle, yet 
they have to make annual reports on children's funding. 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 

Cynthia Caporizzo reported that MCJC is trying to find housing money from the 
Board of Corrections, the Sheriffs Department, and other criminal justice 
agencies for mentally ill offenders. 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

No departmental report was presented. 

VII. OLD BUSINESS: No Old Business was discussed. 

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT: LaTanya Hurst (Bay View Hunters Point Trinity Foundation), a 
site for her proposal. 

LX. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 5:43 PM. 



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*** IN COMPLIANCE WITH CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAWS, 

ONLY NON-CONFLICTED LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERS 

WILL BE PERMITTED TO VOTE AT THIS MEETING.*** 

WEDNESDAY,^ AY 2, 2001 

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

555 Franklin Street, Irving Breyer Room, San Francisco 

AGENDA DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

I. Roll Call 

APR 2 5 2001 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

SAN FRANCISCO 

III. Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

IV. For discussion and possible action: Presentation and vote on the Continuum of 
Care/McKinney Application Final Ranking List. 



KNOW YOUR RIGHT UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

The Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations arc open to the people's reviews. For 
more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102- 
4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. Copies of the Sunshine 
Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force (listed above), the San Francisco Public 
Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

DISABILITY ACCESS 

555 Franklin, Room 106 is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, four blocks 
away. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F 
Line to Market and Van Ness, and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market, and at Civic Center. For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made 
available on request. Please contact 252-3158 at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow 
individuals with environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other 
scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
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on request. For either accommodation, contact (415)252-3158 at least two business days before a meeting. 

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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2001 ' DOCUMENTS DEP 

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM MAy _ 

555 Franklin Street, Irving Breyer Room, San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO 

I. Call To Order and Roll Call: Co-Chair Bob Nelson called the meeting to order aPUBLIC LIBRARY 
3:20PM. 

Members Present: Mauncio Aviles, Rebecca Brockert, Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, 
Jennifer Friedenbach, Jennifer Grant, Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Bob 
Nelson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Cynthia Caponzzo, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, 
Winna Davis, Scott Madden (for Joel Lipski), Gene Coleman, David Newcomer, Maggie 
Donahue 

Members Absent: Michael Bennett, Steven Blackburn, Sam Cobbs, Gail Gilman, Manny 
Morales, Yvette Robinson 

Non-Members Present: Holly Friel (Liaison to the Local Board), Yulitza Peraza (DHS), 
Barrie Grenell (Consultant, QBA), Kim Fergison (DHS), Marshall Werner (ECS- 
CHEFS), Kelly Wilkinson (ECS ISN/CKCH S+C), Merrill (CCASF/Leland House), 
Gerald Robbins (SHEC/CHP), Randy Newcomb (Oak Street House), Elmer Smith, Nick 
Griffin (TNDC), Shirley Melnicoe (Northern CA Service League/Cameo House), 
Kathleen Kearny (North of Market Senior Services), Carrie Thomas (Cameo House), Gay 
Kaplan (North of Market Senior Services), Blanca Lopez (Cameo House), Juanita 
Johnson (Cameo House), Kim Moore (Cameo House) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

A. Co-Chair Bob Nelson explained how the meeting would proceed. The City Attorney 
advised the Local Board that Board members who have a conflict of interest regarding 
the McKinney application (they have an interest in one of the organizations applying for 
McKinney funds), they should not speak or vote on the McKinney application. The City 
Attorney recommended that if a Board member is part of an organization that has a 
proposal for this application, they should have someone else from their organization 
speak during public comment. 

B. Bob Nelson read the list of conflicted and non-conflicted Board members. 
Corrections were made and the list was accepted as follows: 

Board members that did not have a conflict of interest included : 

Michael Bennett Barry Hermanson 

Steven Blackburn Roma Guy 

Cynthia Caporizzo Anne Kronenberg 

Sam Cobbs Scott Madden (for Joel Lipski) 

Gene Coleman Joyce Miller 

Winna Davis Manny Morales 

Maggie Donahue Bob Nelson 

Jennifer Friedenbach David Newcomer 

Jennifer Grant George Smith 



Board members that did have a conflict of interest included : 
Mauricio Aviles Gail Gilman 

Rebecca Brockert Yvette Robinson 

Linzie Coleman Rita Semel 

Carrie Dipman Laura Ware 

C. The agenda was adopted unanimously. 

III. Public Comment and, before each item comes to vote. There was no general public 
comment. 

IV. For discussion and possible action: Presentation and vote on the Continuum of 
Care/McKinney Application Final Ranking List. 

A. Gene Coleman presented the Priority Panel final ranking list and reviewed the 
Priority Panel deliberation process: 

1. The Priority Panel was comprised of non-conflicted Local Board members and 
members from the general community. The Priority Panel members were 
assigned to three sub-groups reflecting their area of expertise. The three 
subgroups were: Housing and Supportive Services, including transitional and 
supportive housing; Capital Projects, including new permanent housing; and 
Supportive Services, including employment and training related to supportive 
housing. Each proposal was assigned to one of the three subgroups listed above. 

2. The Priority Panel members were trained on April 17, 2001, during which they 
were instructed on how to score and rank the proposals, so that the review process 
would be as consistent and independent as possible. The Priority Panel members 
scored and ranked the proposals from April 23-27, 2001. The Local Board 
Funding Committee prepared the final ranking on April 30, 2001 . 

3. The intent of the process was to maximize funding from HUD. HUD 
information informed the priorities of the ranking, in addition to the Local Board 
and the City's priorities. The expected amount of funding from HUD is between 
$6.9-7.4 million. The proposals that are included put the application very close to 
$7.4 million. There may be a necessity for some minor adjustments to be made to 
this ranking in order to maximize the funding from HUD. 

B. Gene Coleman moved that the final ranking list be adopted as submitted. Anne 
Kronenberg seconded the motion. 

C. Discussion from Board members 

1. Jennifer Grant clarified the error in the April 30, 2001 Funding Committee 
minutes, which state that the expected amount of funding from HUD is $6.9-7.4 
million plus an additional $500,000. The $500,000 is included in the estimated 
$6.9-7.4, and will be dully noted in the corrected minutes. Jennifer Grant also 
discussed the ranking of Walden House. 

D. Public Comment: Jeff Sherman (Episcopal Community Services), requested that 
CHEFS be given priority next year; Shirley Melnicoe (Northern California Service 2 
League, representing Cameo House), requested that instead of being referred to next 



year's application, that Cameo be at least put at the bottom of this year's application, 
discussed issues regarding Cameo House, distributed factsheet and article; Elmer Smith, 
asked if better proposal writers get a higher ranking, and if the information in the 
applications is checked; Kim Moore (Cameo House client), discussed how Cameo House 
has helped her; Gerald Robbins (SHEC), thanked the Priority Panel, discussed need for 
collective efforts to find funding for programs not funded; Nick Griffin (TNDC), asked to 
clarify TNDC's ranking, thanked the Local Board, the Mayor's Office of Housing, and 
Barrie Grenell, discussed issues regarding TNDC; Gay Kaplan (North of Market Senior 
Services), Ms. Kaplan thanked the Priority Panel, discussed issues regarding NMSS; 
Carrie Thomas (Cameo House client), discussed how Cameo House helped her and her 
children; Blanca Lopez (Cameo House client), Ms. Lopez discussed issues regarding 
Cameo House, how Cameo House has helped her; Juanita Johnson (Cameo House 
program director), discussed issues regarding process and public information. 

E. Maggie Donahue (DHS) gave an overview of the strategy the Priority Panel members 
used for their ranking. 

F. Bob Nelson moved that the Ranking List be voted on. The votes were as follows: 
Cynthia Caporizzo, Yes; Gene Coleman, Yes; Winna Davis, Yes; Maggie Donahue, 
Yes; Jennifer Friedenbach, Yes; Jennifer Grant, Yes; Roma Guy, Yes; Barry 
Hermanson, Yes; Anne Kronenberg, Yes; Scott Madden (for Joel Lipski), Yes; 
Joyce Miller, Yes; Bob Nelson, Yes; David Newcomer, Yes; George Smith abstained, 
after discussion amongst the Board members, George Smith withdrew his 
abstention and voted in favor of the motion. The Ranking List was approved 
unanimously. 

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 4:55pm. 



Minutes were taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

25 van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 3 
415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2001 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 

CITY HALL, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

^AGENDA MAY - 9 2001 

I. Roll Call SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the March 12, 2001, April 9, 2001, and May 2, 2001 
Meetings 

IV. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

V. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next regular meeting: Monday, May 21, 2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 

For discussion : Report on May 2, 2001 Special Meeting of the Full Board. 
For discussion: Report on McKinney process. 

B. Policy - Next meeting: Thursday, May 24, 1 PM - 3 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 
For discussion and possible action: Motion recommending adoption by the Local Board 
of the definition of Homelessness. (Document available at meeting.) 

For discussion and possible action: Motion requesting that all future meetings of the 
Pathways Planning Group or any discussions of the City's shelter policies at MSC North 
and South be noticed to the Policy Committee of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
and the members of the RFP Workgroup, and the public. 

C. Steering - Next meeting: Monday, May 21, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 
For discussion and possible action: Presentation and possible vote on revised 
Bylaws. (Document available at meeting.) 

For discussion and possible action: Discuss Standing Committees and membership. 
For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care Plan. 

VI. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services To be announced 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

City Hall, Room 201 - The Mayor's Conference Room is wheelchair accessible. The closest 
accessible BART station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are:#42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to 
Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. 
For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking 
in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War 
Memorial. Large print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 252- 
3136 at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow individuals with 
environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other 
scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under 
the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local 
Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 

Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3136) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

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Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



Definition of Homelessness 



Note: Poverty is the major cause of homelessness. In order to reach a definition of homelessness this root cause 
must be addressed. This definition is not meant to supercede or replace definitions of homelessness that have been 
set forth by funding sources, contractual agreements, or existing data collection systems. 



The term "HOMELESS" includes individuals or families who lack a fixed, regular, 
and adequate nighttime residence and who have a primary nighttime residence in 
one or more of the following categories: 


Category 


Description 


Shelter 


Anyone staying in a mission or homeless or domestic violence 
shelter, i.e., a supervised public or private facility that provides 
temporary living accommodations. 

Anyone displaced from housing due to a disaster situation. 


Street 


Anyone staying outdoors; for example, street, sidewalk, doorway, 
park, freeway underpass. 


Vehicle 


Anyone staying in a car, van, bus, truck, RV, or similar vehicle. 


Make-Shift 


Anyone staying in an enclosure or structure that is not authorized or fit 
for human habitation by building or housing codes, including 
abandoned buildings ("squats") or sub-standard apartments and 
dwellings. 


Doubled-Up 


Anyone staying with friends and/or extended family members 
(excluding parents and children), because they are otherwise unable 
to obtain housing, or 

Any family with children staying in a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) 
hotel room - whether or not they have tenancy rights, or 

Anyone staying in temporary housing for less than 6 months, and the 
accommodations provided the person are substandard or inadequate, 
for example, garage, small room, overly crowded space. 


Transitional 


Anyone staying in a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotel room 
without tenancy rights, or 

Anyone formerly homeless (formerly in one of the above categories) 
who is now incarcerated, hospitalized, or living in a treatment 
program, half-way house, transitional housing or 

Anyone formerly homeless (formerly in one of the above categories) 
who has obtained supportive housing or permanent housing for less 
than 30 days. While we recognize that the issues that brought people to 
homelessness may take a lifetime to overcome, we believe that at a minimum, 90 
days of wrap around aftercare services should be provided for individuals exiting 
homelessness into transitional and/or permanent housing. 



Revised 4-9-01 



Local Homeless Coordinating Board (415)252-3158 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETINGJIINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2001 - 3:00 TO 5:30 P.M. 
CITY HALL, 1 DR CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, MAY 2 5 2001 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM g AN p R ANr ,q rn 

I. Call To Order and RoU Call: The meeting was called to order at 3:20 PM. P UBLIC LIBRARY 
Members present: Mauncio Aviles, Rebecca Brockert, Linzie Coleman, Jennifer 

Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Jenmfer Grant, Barry Hermanson, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, 
Ellouise Patton, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, Agnes Bnones (for Cynthia Caponzzo), 
George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Gene Coleman 

Members absent: Steven Blackburn, Sam Cobbs, Carrie Dipman, Roma Guy, Pat Harrison, 
Manny Morales, Laura Ware, Winna Davis, Joel Lipski, David Newcomer, Maggie Donahue 
Non-Members present: Heather Allen, Malik Looper (Goodwill), Holly Friel (Liaison to 
Local Board) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: No action could be taken on this item, as there was not a 
quorum present. This item will be sent to the Steering Committee at their meeting on 
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:00-2:00PM to be voted on in lieu of the Full Board. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the March 12. 2001. April 9. 2001. and May 2. 2001 
Meeting s: No action could be taken on this item, as there was not a quorum present. 
This item will be sent to the Steering Committee at their meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 
12:00-2:00PM to be voted on in lieu of the Full Board. 

IV. Administrative Announcements: Michael Bennett resigned from his seat on the Local 
Board. Ellouise Patton and Pat Harrison were officially sworn in by the Mayor on Fnday 
May 11, 2001. Rebecca Brockert announced her resignation. 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote: Heather Allen, member of the 
public, introduced herself to the Board. 

VI. Committee Reports: 

Note: Due to a lack oj quorum, all items requiring action will be sent to the Steering Committee at their 
meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:00-2:00 PM to be voted on in lieu of the Full Board. 

A. Funding- Next regular meeting: Monday, May 2 1,2 A PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 
For discussion : Report on May 2, 2001 Special Meeting of the Full Board 
For discussion: Report on McKinney process 
(The two above items were discussed together.) 

1. Gene Coleman reported on the McKinney process. Cameo House has been added to the 
bottom of the list, as determined at the 5/4/01 Funding Committee meeting. 

2. Bob Nelson, Gene Coleman, and George Smith have presented the list to the Mayor. 
They have not heard back from the Mayor regarding the status of the list. 

3. Mauncio Aviles expressed concerns regarding the 5/2/01 Special Full Board meeting, 
including the Conflict of Interest Policy and allocation of McKinney resources to specific 
neighborhoods throughout the City. 



4. Jennifer Friedenbach moved that demographic data requested of sponsors who applied 
this year for McKinney funds should be compiled and made available. As there was no 
quorum, this item will be sent to the Steering Committee. 

5. Gail Gilman moved that the focus on renewals should be discussed. This item will be 
sent to the Funding Committee. 

6. Any recommendations for changes to the McKinney Process should be sent to the 
Funding Committee, via Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 

B. Policy - Next meeting: Thursday, May 24, 1 PM - 3 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 

For discussion and possible action: Motion recommending adoption by the Local Board of the 
definition of Homelessness. 

1. Item was sent to the Steering Committee for a vote in lieu of the Full Board. 

2. Policy Committee will develop a plan in support of the adoption of the definition 
of homelessness by City Departments and the Board of Supervisors. 

For discussion and possible action: Motion requesting that all future meetings of the Pathways 
Planning Group or any discussions of the City's shelter policies at MSC North and South be 
noticed to the Policy Committee of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the 
members of the RFP Workgroup, and the public. 

1. The Pathways Planning Group has agreed to the above request. 

2. Item was sent to the Steering Committee for a vote in lieu of the Full Board. 

C. Steering - Next meeting: Tuesday, May 29, 12 PM -2 PM, 25 Van Ness, Rm. 720 (Note that 
meeting date was changed from 5/21/01) 

For discussion and possible action: Presentation and possible vote on revised Bylaws. 

1. Gene Coleman presented the revised Bylaws. Concerns raised at the 4/9/01 Full Board 
meeting were incorporated. The role of each standing committee was also included in the 
revised bylaws. 

2. The use of alternates for City department representatives was discussed. Gail Gilman 
requested that the Co-Chairs ask City department representatives to send alternates when 
they are unable to attend. 

3. Item was sent to the Steering Committee for a vote in lieu of the Full Board. 

For discussion and possible action: Discuss Standing Committees and membership. 

1 . A standing committee sign up sheet was distributed. Standing committees include 
Steering, Policy, Funding, Membership, and Oversight. 

2. Mauricio Aviles asked that the Steering Committee discuss recruitment issues. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care Plan. 
1. Item was sent to the Steering Committee for discussion. 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports; 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

George Smith reported on the Senior Multiservice Center in the Bayview-Hunters Point 
community. He discussed the need for funding and services for seniors and others released 
from jail. He also discussed seniors at risk of losing their homes. George Smith reported on 
the Bayview Hope Center, and the Providence Baptist Church, which is now a year-round 
shelter with 70-100 beds. Ellouise Patton reported that Young Community Developers will 
be working with the Bayview Hope Center. George Smith also reported on Goodwill's 
support of the project. 



B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

No departmental report presented. 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 
Anne Kronenberg reported that Supervisor Daly introduced a resolution at the Board of 
Supervisors today in support of the Continuum of Care Plan. He is calling for a hearing on 
the Plan in June. Rita Semel asked if he was considering convening the hearing as a 
Committee of the Whole, as she had previously discussed with Supervisor Ammiano. 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 
No departmental report presented. 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 
Gene Coleman reported that MOCD's budget was the first budget to go through the new 
Board of Supervisors. Their budget was approved one week ago. 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 
No departmental report presented. 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
No departmental report presented. 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

No departmental report presented. 

VIII. Old Business: No old business was discussed. 

IX. Public Comment - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board: Malik 
Looper (Goodwill Industries), introduced himself and thanked the Local Board for 
recommending Goodwill for McKinney funding through the Continuum of Care 
application. 

X. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 4:55 PM. 



Minutes were taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 



25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETING 
MONDAY,JJJNE 11, 2001 - 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM nnPI IMPNITQ nFPT 

555 FRANKLIN, IRVING BREYER ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO LKJUUIVIfclN | 

. AGENDA JUN " 5 2001 

I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda SAN FRANCISCO 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of May 14, 2001 Meeting PUBLIC LIBRARY 

IV. Administrative Announcements 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

VI. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 6/18/01, 2PM - 4 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 
For discussion: Report on McKinney/Continuum of Care application. 

For discussion: Report on Continuum of Care plan. 

For discussion: Report on discussion of potential funding streams. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 6/21/01. 10 AM - 12 PM. 25 Van Ness Ave.. Ste. 720 
For discussion and action: Report and vote on Policy Committee action plan in 
support of the adoption of the definition of homelessness by City Departments and the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Motion: 1) the Policy Committee accepts the Local Board's definition of 
homelessness with one change ("transitional" was removed from the last line); 

2) The Mayor's Office on Homelessness send a letter to City Departments 
requesting a letter in support of the Local Board's definition of homelessness; 

3) These letters be sent to Supervisor Ammiano with a request that the Board of 
Supervisors adopt the Local Board's definition of homelessness; and, 

4) Bob Nelson will follow up on the written request with a call to Supervisor 
Ammiano. 

For discussion: Report on discussion of policy regarding people who are vehicularly 
housed. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday. 6/25/01.12 PM- 2 PM. 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 
Motions adopted in lieu of Full Board: 

For discussion: Report on adoption of Policy Committee motion recommending 

adoption by the Local Board of the definition of Homelessness.* 

For discussion: Report on adoption of Policy Committee motion requesting that all future 

meetings of the Pathways Planning Group or any discussions of the City's shelter policies 

at MSC North and South be noticed to the Policy Committee of the Local Homeless 

Coordinating Board and the members of the RFP Workgroup, and the public. 

For discussion: Report on adoption of revised Bylaws." 

For discussion: Report on adoption of motion requesting that demographic data 

requested of this year's McKinney applicants, including neighborhood, ethnicity, 

disability, etc., be compiled and made available. 

For discussion: Report on adoption of Policy Committee motion requesting that $250,000 

of DHS' budget that was put on reserve last year for services in the shelters be carried 

forward to the next fiscal year. A letter will be sent to the Board of Supervisors Finance 

Committee and President from the co-chairs to support that request. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Local Board seats and vacancies. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on new Local Board member recruitment. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on standing committee co-chairs and 

membership. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new member orientation. 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 



E. Mayor's Office of Community Developmenf Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 
* Documents available at meeting. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights 
under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code} or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851 . 

DISABILITY ACCESS 
555 Franklin, Room 106 is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic 
Center, four blocks away. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, 
and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, and the Metro stations at 
Van Ness and Market, and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible 
services, call 923-6142. Large print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. 
Please contact 252-3136 at least two business days in advance of need. In order to allow 
individuals with environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing 
perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language 
interpreters are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least 
two business days before a meeting. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, 
by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. 
These comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of 
the Local Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local 
Board, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via fax at (415)252-3158. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3158) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you 
upon request. 

You can follow the Local Board's activities on line at: http://sfaov/lhcb 

25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

REGULAR MEETING„MINUTES 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2001 - 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM jyN ? 1 2001 

555 FRANKLIN, IRVING BREYER ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO 

SAN FRANCISCO 

I. Call To Order and RoU Call: The meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM. PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members present: Linzie Coleman, Jennifer Fnedenbach, Gail Gilman, Jennifer Grant, 

Roma Guy, Barry Hermanson, Pat Harrison, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Yvette Robinson, 
Rita Semel, Cynthia Caponzzo, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene 
Coleman, Maggie Donahue 

Members absent: Mauricio Aviles, Sam Cobbs, Carne Dipman (Excused), Manny Morales, 
Ellouise Patton (Excused), Laura Ware (Excused), Joel Lipski, David Newcomer (Excused) 
Non-Members present: Headier Allen, Vincent Bunten (Coalition on Homelessness), 
Holly Fnel (Liaison to the Local Board), Barne Grenell (Consultant, QBA), Mavel H., Nora 
O'Connor (Walden House), Pastor John Stabb (St. Francis Lutheran) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: There were no comments on this item. No action could be 
taken, as there was not a quorum present. This item will be sent to the Steering Committee 
at their meeting on Monday, June 25, 2001 9:30AM-1 1:30AM to be voted on in lieu of the 
Full Board. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of May 14. 2001 Meeting: There were no comments on this 
item. No acdon could be taken, as there was not a quorum present. This item will be sent 
to the Steering Committee at their meeting on Monday, June 25, 2001 9:30AM-1 1:30AM to 
be voted on in lieu of the Full Board. 

IV. Administrative Announcements: Next Month's full board meeting will be on July 9, 2001, 
3:00PM-5:30PM at 25 Van Ness, 8 th Floor, Human Rights Commission conference room. 
The June 25, 2001 Steering Committee time has been changed to 9:30 AM-1L30 AM at 25 
Van Ness Ave, Suite 720. Jennifer Grant submitted a letter of resignation, effective June 15, 
2001. The Commission on the Status of Women will be considering the Continuum of Care 
Plan at their June 27, 2001 meeting at the Portsmouth Community Center at Kearny @ 
Washington in Chinatown 5:30 PM. If vou would like to be on their list of speakers, please 
inform Holly Friel. The Commission on the Status of Women will be having a meeting in 
the Tenderloin on September 26, 2001 at 5:30 PM to discuss homelessness. The locadon 
has not been determined. Inform Holly Fnel if you would like to be on their list of speakers. 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote: No public comment. 

VI. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 6/18/01, 2PM - 4 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 
720 

For discussion: Report on McKinney/Continuum of Care application. 

1. Gene Coleman reported that the McKinney/Continuum of Care ranking list were 

approved by the Mayor and the application has been submitted. We will know the amount 

that San Francisco has been awarded in December, 2001. 

For discussion: Report on Continuum of Care plan. 

1. Gene Coleman reported that the completion of the Continuum of Care plan is behind 

schedule and is expected to be finished no later than August 15, 2001. The plan will need to 



be approved by the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. Additional funding is needed for 

the completion of the plan. The consultants will be working with the Oversight Committee 

to develop a workplan for implementation of the Continuum of Care plan. 

For discussion: Report on discussion of potential funding streams. 

1. Mayor's Office of Community Development has put more money into the Local Board 

this year. The funds are currently on reserve at the Board of Supervisors. Funds will be 

needed to conduct evaluations for the McKinney process. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting-: Thursday, 6/21/01, 10 AM- 12 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Ste. 720 

For discussion and action: Report and vote on Policy Committee action plan in 

support of the adoption of the definition of homelessness by City Departments and the 

Board of Supervisors. 

Motion: 1) The Mayor's Office on Homelessness send a letter to City Departments requesting a 
letter in support of the Local Board's definition of homelessness; 2) These letters be sent to 
Supervisor Ammiano with a request that the Board of Supervisors adopt the Local Board's 
definition of homelessness; and, 3) Bob Nelson will follow up on the written request with a call to 
Supervisor Ammiano. 

1 . The letter to City departments seeking support for the definition of homelessness will 
come from the Local Board, not the Mayor's Office on Homelessness. 

2. Anne Kronenberg stated that the SRO Task Force approved the definition of 
homelessness last month. She suggested including in the packets to the Board of 
Supervisors resolutions from agencies that have adopted the definition. 

3. No public comment. 

4. The motion was referred to the Steering Committee to be voted on in lieu of the full 
board due to a lack of quorum. 

For discussion: Report on discussion of policy regarding people who are vehicularly housed. 
1 . Gail Gilman reported that this item will be discussed at the next Policy Committee 
meeting in response to public concerns. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 6/25/01, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 25 Van Ness 
Ave., Ste. 720 

1. Rita Semel reported on the following motions that were adopted in lieu of Full 
Board: 

a. Policy Committee motion recommending adoption by the Local Board of the 
definition of Homelessness. 

b. Policy Committee motion requesting that all future meetings of the Pathways 
Planning Group or any discussions of the City's shelter policies at MSC North and 
South be noticed to the Policy Committee of the Local Homeless Coordinating 
Board and the members of the RFP Workgroup, and the public. 

c. Motion requesting adoption of revised Bylaws. 

d. Motion requesting that demographic data requested of this year's McKinney 
applicants, including neighborhood, ethnicity, disability, etc., be compiled and made 
available. 

e. Policy Committee motion requesting that $250,000 of DHS' budget that was put 
on reserve last year for services in the shelters be carried forward to the next fiscal 
year. A letter will be sent to the Board of Supervisors Finance Committee and 
President from the co-chairs to support that request. 



D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

For discussion ji:J * ■<.■.....■■ .; ... :.v/,v Report on Local Board seats and vacancies. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on new Local Board member recruitment. 

The two items above were discussed together. 

1. Rita Semel reported that Jennifer Grant has submitted a letter of 

resignation. She thanked Jennifer Grant for her service on the Local Board. The following 
seats are currendy vacant: 

a. Homeless/Formerly Homeless Seat #2: Veterans 

b. Advocacy Seat #2: Family/Domestic Violence 

c. Advocacy Seat #4: Disabled/Physical/Mental 

d. Sendee Provider Seat #1: Domestic Violence 

e. Neighborhood Seat #5: At Large 

f. Business & Labor Community Seat #2: Large Business 

g. Business & Labor Community Seat #3: Labor 
h. Foundation Community Seat #1: Foundation 

2. The Membership Committee accepted the following process for recommending new 
members to the Local Board and then to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor: 

a. Vacancies are advertised (vacancy nouces will be sent to all Local Board members, 
all mailing list members, and targeted to agencies specific to the type of vacancy). 

b. Applicants submit applications to the Local Board, which are sent to the 
Membership Committee. 

c. At least one member of the Membership Committee interviews each applicant, 
and reports on the applicant to the Membership Committee. 

d. The Membership Committee makes recommendations that are sent to the Local 
Board. 

e. The Local Board sends its recommendations to the Mayor or Board of 
Supervisors. 

f. The Mayor or Board of Supervisors (depending on the seat) makes the final 
determination regarding appointments. 

3. The Membership Committee made the following recommendations: 

a. Homeless /Formerly Homeless Seat #2: Veterans - Kym Valadez 

b. Neighborhood Seat #5: At Large - the Committee recommends a resident of 
Chinatown/Northbeach or Haight Ashbury 

c. Business & Labor Community Seat #2: Large Business - 
Nathan Nayman 

d. Foundation Community Seat #1: Foundation - Marcia Argyris 

4. Concerns were expressed regarding the Membership Committee recommendations for 
vacant seats. The recommendations will be reconsidered at the Standing Committee, and 
voted on in lieu of the full Board. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on standing committee co-chairs and membership. 
1. Rita Semel reported that Local Board members had been asked to serve as co-chairs of 
the standing committees. Local Board members expressed the desire to have 
co-chairpersonships as an option, not a requirement. 
For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new member orientation. 

1. Local Board members discussed the need to have a new member orientation, as well as 
the desire to have a retreat. 

2. This item was referred to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will examine 
the 1999 Retreat minutes, and determine if the Local Board will have a combined new Board 
member orientation and retreat, or separate events. 



VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

George Smith reported on the status of the Raymond Hotel fire victims. He stated that their 
voucher extensions ended on Monday, June 11, 2001. They will all be offered a thirty-day 
stay in the shelter system. Other accommodations may be made for one family. 



B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

Maggie Donahue distributed a handout entitled "DHS UPDATE" regarding monetary 
awards that the department has received from the California Department of Mental Health, 
as well as the Mayor's FY 2001-2002 proposed DHS Budget. (Document attached.) She 
announced the Finance Committee hearing on broad policy issues (not specific department's 
budgets) scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 10 AM. Item 5 on the Finance 
Committee agenda pertains to housing and health. 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

Anne Kronenberg reported that the Department of Public Health's proposed budget is just 
under $1 billion. 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

No department report was presented. 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

Gene Coleman reported that MOCD's budget was the first City department budget to go 
through the Board of Supervisors, and had already been approved. MOCD is now signing 
contracts, so contractors will be operational July 1 st , 2001. 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

Winna Davis reported that DCYF's budget is on a two-year funding cycle. She reported that 
on Saturday, June 1 6 th , there will be public testimony at 9am at the Board of Supervisors 
chamber in City Hall. 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 

Cynthia Caporizzo reported on $3 million dollars over 3 years that the Sheriffs department 
has received. The grant will fund programs for mentally ill defendants/offenders. 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

No department report was presented. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS: No old business was discussed. 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board: 

No public comment. 

X. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 4:50 PM. 
Minutes were taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 

25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



DHS UPDATE 

Local Board Meeting 

6/11/01 



♦ The California Department of Mental Health notified DHS in May that 
the City is an "apparent awardee" of a $3 million Supportive Housing 
Initiative Act award to fund services for seven supportive housing 
programs. This is a three-year grant for services to 219 units, 85 for 
individuals and 134 for families. The projects include: 

1. ECS/165 8 th St. (48 family units -opening 12/01) 

2. Larkin St./Ellis Supportive Housing Project (24 units for 
young adults - opening 7/0 1 ) 

3. Bridge/Church St Apts. (93 family units - opening 2/02) 

4. MHDC/Orlando Cepeda Place ( 1 00 family units - 5/02) 

5. SFHDC/4445 Third St. (30 family units - 3/02) 

6. CC/Positive MATCH (7 family units - 10/01) 

7. CC/Derek Silva (61 units for single adults - already open) 

♦ Mayor's FY 2001-2002 Budget - new funding for Division of Housing 
and Homeless Programs/DHS includes: 

1 . $276,000 to annualize kitchen at the Bayview Hope 
Resource Center/United Council of Human Services 

2. $23 1 ,000 to fund a 75 bed shelter at Providence Baptist 
Church in the Bayview 

3. $250,000 to Sojourner Truth Family Resource Center to 
fund a family transitional housing program utilizing 18 
rooms at the Franciscan Motel in the Bayview 

4. $435,000 to annualize four family supportive housing 
programs with 184 family units 

5. $100,000 to TNDC to fund supportive services for 10 hotels 

TOTAL $1,292,000 



SAN FRANCISCO I OCAl HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



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CONFERENCE ROOM, SAN FRANCISCpDOCUMENTS DEPT. 
M (./$) 

I. Roll Call .... ?ftm 

II. Adoption of the Agenda JUL - b £Uui 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of June 11, 2001 Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

IV. Administrative Announcements pi ipi ip i IRRARY 

V. Pubhc Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

VI. New Business 07-06-0 
For discussion and possible action: Supervisor Gonzalez's proposed changes to the Local 
Homeless Coordinating Board. 

VII. Training: Sunshine Ordinance Training Video (Mandatory Annual Training) 

Note: Each member oj the Local Board mas mailed a Sunshine Ordinance Training manual. The manuals 
contain a "Sunshine Ordinance Declaration" that must be signed and returned to the Ethics Commission 
after members have read the manual and watched the training video. Members should bring their copy of the 
training manual to the meeting. 

VIII. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 7/16/01, 2PM - 4 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 
720 

For discussion: Report on $50,000 reserve funds in MOCD budget. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on discussion of public hearing on community needs 

(possibly combined with public hearing on Continuum of Care action plan). 

Tentative date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 from 6PM - 9PM. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 7/19/01, 10 AM- 12 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Ste. 720 

For discussion: Report on $250,000 reserve funds in DHS budget. 

For discussion: Report on discussion of policy regarding people who are vehicularly housed. 
For discussion: Report on contact sheet for people to navigate process for opening housing 
and shelter programs in San Francisco. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 7/23/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Ste. 720 

For discussion: Report on motion adopted in lieu of Full Board: Policy Committee action 

plan in support of the adoption of the definition of Homelessness by City Departments and 

the Board of Supervisors. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care plan. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of Local Board retreat. 

Tentative dates and times: Saturday, August 1 1, 2001 10AM-12PM or Saturday, August 18, 2001 

10AM-2PM. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

For discussion and action: Report and vote on Membership Committee recommendations for 
vacant Local Board seats. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new member onentation. Tentative dates 
and times: Wednesday, August 8, 200 1 9AM - 1 1AM or Thursday August 9, 200 1 9AM- 1 1AM. 

IX. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 



E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

XL PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the 
people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force at: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett 
Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: 
Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine 
Task Force (listed above), the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

DISABILITY ACCESS 
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accessible BART station is Civic Center, three blocks from 25 Van Ness. 25 Van Ness is MUNI accessible by 
lines 21, 42, 47, 49, and the MUNI underground. Please call MUNI, 923-6864 for more information. Large print 
copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 252-3158 at least two business days in 
advance of need. If order to allow individuals with environmental illness to attend meetings, all are asked to 
refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
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available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business days before a meeting. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520-16.534] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission 
at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94102, (415) 554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site 
http: / / www.ci.sf.ca.us. /ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by the time 
the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These comments will be 
made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local Homeless Board. Written 
comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, or via fax at (415)252-3158. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board Office (252- 
3158) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon request. 

You can follow the Local Board's activities on line at: http://ci.sf.ca.us/lhcb 



25 van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



SAN FRANCISCO iOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

UOOJMLNlS DEPT. 

REGULAR MEETING.MINUTES 
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2001 - 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM JUL 3 1 2001 

25 VAN NESS AVE., 8 tf/ FLOOR HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 

CONFERENCE ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO SA N FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

I. Call to Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM. 
Members Present: Carrie Dipman, Jenmfer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Pat 
Harrison, Barry Hermanson, Bob Nelson, Rita Semel, Laura Ware, Cynthia Caponzzo, 
George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, Gene Coleman, David Newcomer, Maggie 
Donahue 

Members Absent: Mauricio Aviles, Sam Cobbs, Linzie Coleman (excused), Joyce Miller 
(excused), Manny Morales, Ellouise Patton (excused), Yvette Robinson, Joel Lipski 
Non-Members Present: Nora O'Connor (Walden House), Rev. Phyllis Zillhart (St. Francis 
Lutheran Church), Katie Hart (Intern, Mayor's Office on Homelessness) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: The agenda was accepted, but no formal adoption was made as 
there was not a quorum present. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of June 11, 2001 Meeting : There was not a quorum present to 
adopt the minutes. This item will be referred to the Steering Committee to be voted on in 
lieu of the Full Board. 

IV. Administrative Announcements: A Mayoral swearing-in has been scheduled for 
Wednesday, July 1 1, 2001. Members Mauricio Aviles and Sam Cobbs will be re-sworn in and 
new member Daniel Julius will be sworn in. Update on City department support of the 
Continuum of Care Plan: The Department of Aging and Adult Services and the 
Commission on Aging and the Commission and Department on the Status of Women have 
approved the Plan. Update on City department support for the Local Board's definition of 
homelessness: I have received resolutions from the Department of Public Health and the 
Commission on the Status of Women, and letters from the Department of Human Services, 
the Treasurer, and the Mayor's Criminal Justice Council. 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote: No public comment. 

VI. New Business 

For discussion and possible action: Supervisor Gonzalez's proposed changes to the Local 
Homeless Coordinating Board. 

A. Supervisor Gonzalez's proposed resolution will amend the Continuum of Care Plan to: 

1) make the City department representatives on the Local Homeless Coordinating 
Board non-voting members; and 

2) designate that two of the neighborhood/community representatives be appointed 
by the Board of Supervisors, specifically seats 1 and 5. 

B. Barry Hermanson expressed concern regarding the process and made a motion that a 
letter be sent to Supervisor Gonzalez asking for a meeting. Gene Coleman motioned that in 
the letter, dissatisfaction with the process should be indicated and there should be an action 
by the board prior to July 23, 2001 at the Rules Committee. Rita Semel re-stated the motion: 
write letter, express dissatisfaction with process, wish to meet with Gonzalez to discuss 



issues ol balancing die Doard and dis empowering oi representatives oi the City departments. 
Pat Harrison made an amendment to send the letter to all members of the Board of 
Supervisors. Barry Hermanson accepted amendment. Anne Kronenberg called for the 
question. In lieu of a quorum, a vote was taken. The intent of the motion was approved 
with Laura Ware, Jennifer Friedenbach and Gail Gilman opposing. 
C. This item will be discussed further at the 7/12/01 Membership Committee meeting. 

VII. Training: Sunshine Ordinance Training Video (Mandatory Annual Training) 

Note: Each member of the Local Board was mailed a Sunshine Ordinance Training manual. The manuals 
contain a "Sunshine Ordinance Declaration" that must be signed and returned to the Ethics Commission 
after members have read the manual and watched the training video. Members should bring their copy of the 
training manual to the meeting. 
A. Rita Semel made an informal motion to move item VII to a later date. 

VIII. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 7/16/01, 2PM - 4 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 
720 

1. Gene Coleman reported that the June 18, 2001 Funding Committee meeting focused 
on improving the Mckinney process. Barry Grenell presented four documents, each 
outlining improvements. The Committee decided to: 

a) Remove all information that is unnecessary to review process. Make a much 
smaller document that meets local needs. 

b) Agree upon timeline for this year. 

c) Refer to policy committee 3 issues: a) What extent should the ranking process be 
open to the McKinney sponsors? b) The Local Board priority for 2001 is to not 
accept new applications except for permanent housing. Should that remain the 
priority? c) The Funding Committee recommends adding categories such as seniors, 
working poor and youth to GAPS analysis. 

2. For discussion: Report on $50,000 reserve funds in MOCD budget 

a) This item was not discussed. 

3. For discussion and possible action: Report on discussion of public hearing on 
community needs (possibly combined with public hearing on Continuum of Care action 
plan). 

a) Laura Ware reported that the Funding Committee will start the budgeting process 
earlier and take the budgeting process all the way to the Board of Supervisors. 

b) A public hearing on priority needs for homeless and low income people for the 
2002-2003 City budget has been scheduled August 22, 2001 from 6-9 PM, 101 
Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 7/19/01, 10 AM- 12 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Ste. 720 

1. For discussion: Report on $250,000 reserve funds in DHS budget. 

a) The Policy Committee requested the $250,000 be carried forward to this fiscal 
year. The $250,000 is on DHS's request list for carry forwards. Maggie Donahue 
explained the process and also mentioned that there is a way to speed up the process. 

b) Roma Guy suggested that the $250,000 be processed normally and it would be 
received some time in October. 

c) Jennifer Friedenbach mentioned that the money wasn't needed for any emergency 
shelters and agreed that the money be processed normally. 

d) Anne Kronenberg said there will be an Oversight/ Implementation Committee 
meeting on August 16, 2001 from 10 AM-12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Room 220. 



e) Gene < ked about the 4.5 million add-back and how it affected people. 

The mayor's budget has set aside funding to increased wages from $9/hr to $10/hr. 
and added back COLA for DPH/DHS contracts up 2% on salaries and benefits. 

2. For discussion: Report on discussion of policy regarding people who are vehicularly 
housed. 

a) Gail Gilman reported that policy recommendations around people who are 
vehicularly housed were discussed, but no motion was made. The item will be heard 
again at the )uly 19, 2001 Policy Committee meeting. 

3. For discussion: Report on contact sheet for people to navigate process for opening 
housing and shelter programs in San Francisco. 

a) Gail Gilman stated that Local Board Members should volunteer to be contacts so 
that when community groups are interested in helping, they can call the Board 
members for information. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 7/23/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Ste. 720 

1. For discussion: Report on motion adopted in lieu of Full Board: Policy Committee 
action plan in support of the adoption of the definition of Homelessness by City 
Departments and the Board of Supervisors. 

a) The motion was adopted by the Steering Committee in lieu of the Full Board. 

2. For discussion and possible action: Report on Continuum of Care plan. 

a) Bob Nelson reported that the final draft was reviewed. The SFPD and SFFD 
would like to be part of the system. Legal issues about interpretation and language 
were spoken of. The SFPD had some issues about civil rights and they needed to be 
forwarded to the City Attorney's Office. Gene Coleman said the City Attorney's 
Office went through the documents and took out excess information and focused on 
the core. 

b) Jennifer Fnedenbach requested that the Local Board obtain the services of a 
community legal team. 

c) The Police Department's legal team, the City Attorney's Office, Lawyer's 
Committee for Civil Rights, in addition to any other interested parties, will be invited 
to the next Steering Committee meeting scheduled for 7/23/01 12:OOPM-2:OOPM 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 720. 

3. For discussion and possible action: Report on status of Local Board retreat. 

a) The Local Board retreat has been scheduled for Monday September 10, 2001 
from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, location to be determined. The regular Full Local Board 
meeting scheduled for that date will be cancelled. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

1 . For discussion and action: Report and vote on Membership Committee 
recommendations for vacant Local Board seats. 

a) Bob Nelson reported that notices had been sent out to all Local Board members 
and many organizations throughout San Francisco. 

b) A slate of candidates will be voted on at the next Membership Committee 
meeting and brought back to the full Board at the August meeting. 

c) Local Board applicants have been informed that they may apply direcdy to the 
appointing body, either the Mayor or the Board of Supervisors if they so choose. 

2. For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new member orientation. 

a) The new member orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2001 
from 9AM- 12PM, at 1440 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor "Kakebe" Conference Room. 

3. Gail Gilman made a motion that if Committee chairs want to have a co-chair, they may, 
but it is not required. Maggie Donahue seconded the motion. 



IX. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

No report was presented. 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

Maggie Donahue reported on DHS addbacks for the 2001-2002 budget. She also reported 
that the next Pathways meeting has been scheduled for 7/17/01 3:00PM-5:00PM, 170 Otis 
Street, Born Auditorium. (Document attached.) 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 
Anne Kronenberg discussed DPH addbacks for the 2001-2002 budget. Jennifer 
Friedenbach reported that some Continuum of Care recommendations had been funded, 
including Hepatitis C education and after-hours services for mental health crisis. 
(Document attached.) 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 
No report was presented. 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 
Gene Coleman reported that MOCD's budget gets approved in May, and their contracts 
begin July 1 st. MOCD is considering changing the application process to have the review 
process start in January. Now the process starts in August/September with hearings. 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 
Winna Davis reported that the homeless education summit will be held on November 9, 
2001. She reported that this event will bring homeless youth to the forefront of the school 
district. She will send a notice to be distributed through the Local Board. 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
No report was presented. 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

No report was presented. 

X. OLD BUSINESS 

A. No old business was discussed. 

XL PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 

A. No public comment. 

XII. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 5:25pm. 



Minutes were taken by Katie Hart, Intern, Mayor's Office on Homelessness, and Holly Friel, Liaison 
to the Local Board. 

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Division of Housing and Homeless Programs Update 

Local Board Meeting 

July 9, 2001 



I. Finance Committee Addbacks for FY '01-02 



$525,000 


RADCO 


$250,000 


FEPCO 


$360,000 


Housing Preservation for Immigrants 


$200,000 


THC/City Housing Masterlease Program 


$159,000 


Bayview Hope Resource Center 


$ 50,000 


Acorn 


$ 35,000 


Dolores St. Community Services 


$ 30.000 


Golden Gate Lutheran Church drop-in center 


$1,609,000 


TOTAL 



II. Next Pathways Meeting re Next Door and MSC South 

Tuesday, July 17 th 
3:00-5:00 p.m. 
170 Otis Street 
Born Auditorium 



AGENDA 

I. Review of Lottery Plan at MSC South 

II. Discussion of Evaluation Plan for Next Door and MSC South 

III. Review Policy of 24 Access to beds at MSC South 

IV. Description of Support Services offered at MSC South 

V. Update on Transition at MSC South and Next Door 



Department of Public Health Add Backs from the Board of Supervisors 

The Board of Supervisors will vote to approve the FY 2001-2002 budget on July 23 and 
July 30, 2001. 

The following details the $6.8 Million recommended by the Finance Committee to be added back the 
Department's budget for FY 01-02 . 

$2,600,000 University of California 2% COLA and services. 

$2,345,094 Non-profit contractor COLA's. 

$ 369,000 Jail Health Psychiatric Services contract. 

$ 75,000 Mission Neighborhood Health Center Excelsior Clinic. 

$ 50,000 Walden House substance abuse services. 

$ 100,000 Job training for the mentally ill. 

$ 100,000 Family Links/ Parent Talkline. 

$ 140,000 Richmond Area Multi-Services. 

$ 75,000 Shanti Lifelines - breast cancer case management. 

$ 75,000 New Leaf mental health services. 

$ 50,000 Hepatitis C Education Services for intravenous drug users. 

$ 50,000 Healthcare for Women. 

$ 40,000 Positive Resource Center HIV support services. 

$ 35,000 Transitions Program. 

$ 35,000 Dolores Street Community Services 

$200,000 Ark House - transitional housing for GLBT youth. 

$367,000 SF AIDS Foundation - housing subsidies. 

$ 1 00,000 Drop-In Clinic for mental health services. 



NEW BOARD MEMBER ORIENTATION 
Thursday, August 9, 2001 
1440 Harrison Street, 3 rd Floor "Kakebe" Conference Room 
,,n 9:00AM - 12:00PM 

/ .AGENDA 



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I. Presentation on the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
9:00AM-10:00AM 

1 . History of the Continuum of Care in San Francisco 

2. History and creation of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

3. History of funding and process San Francisco has used to apply for funds. 
How the Board became involved with yearly McKinney process and overall look 
at funding system. 

4. Expectations of Board members including: 

• Allowable absences 

• Level of participation 

• Rules of decorum 

• Responsibility of making group recommendations DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

• Representing their own constituency 

5. Goals and mission of the Local Board £ (JG - 2 2001 

II. Panel Presentation SAN FRANCISCO 
10:00AM-11:00AM PUBLIC LIBRARY 

• Housing and Urban Development-Maria Cremer 

• Redevelopment Agency-Olson Lee 

• Mayor's Office on Housing-Joel Lipski 

• Mayor's Office on Community Development-Gene Coleman 

III. Panel Presentation 
11:00 AM-12:00PM 

• Department of Public Health-Marc Trotz 

• Department of Human Services-Dariush Kayhan 

• Department of Children, Youth and their Families- Winna Davis 

• Mayor's Office on Homelessness - George Smith 

• Mayor's Criminal Justice Council - Cynthia Caporizzo 

• Department of Adult & Aging Services - David Newcomer 

IV. Conclusion 



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of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 
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San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

I. Call to Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 9:20 AM. PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members present: Cynthia Caporizzo, Gene Coleman, Winna Davis, Maggie Donahue, Pat 
Harrison, Dan Julius, Joel Lipski, Joyce Miller, David Newcomer, Rita Semel, George Smith 
Non-members present: Barbara Boice (Next Door), Maria Cremer (HUD), Demetrius 

Durham (Intern, Mayor's Office on Homelessness), Holly Friel (Liaison, Local Board), 
Janine Grantham (SF Women Against Rape), Dariush Kayhan (DHS), Mikyung Kim (DHS), 
Olson Lee (Redevelopment Agency), Yulitza Peraza(DHS), Bobbi Rosenthal (VA, pending 
Local Board member), Mark Trotz (DPH), Julia Zeuli (DHS) 

II. Presentation on the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

9:00AM- 10:00 AM 

1. History of the Continuum of Care in San Francisco 

2. History and creation of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

The above two items were presented together. 

a. Rita Semel - History of the Local Board, Frank Jordan made a plan to address 
homeless issues, resolution passed by Board of Supervisors, half appointed by 
Board of Supervisors and half appointed by the Mayor, McKinney funding was 
first available in 1994. 

b. Bob Nelson - the Local Board was originally established to oversee the annual 
McKinney application process and to write the city's 5-year Continuum of Care 
plan. 

3. History of funding and process San Francisco has used to apply for funds. How the 
Board became involved with yearly McKinney process and overall look at funding 
system. 

A. Mikyung Kim and Yulitza Peraza presented on the McKinney process. 

4. Expectations of Board members including: 

• Allowable absences 

• Level of participation 

• Rules of decorum 

• Responsibility of making group recommendations 

• Representing their own constituency 

a. Bob Nelson reported on the Local Board's five standing committees: Policy, 
Funding, Membership, Steering, and Oversight. Each Board member is expected 
to attend the full Board each month and participate in at least one standing 
committee. He discussed conflict of interest, and referred the group to the Bylaws 
for allowable levels of absences, and the rules of decorum sheet included in the 
packet. 

5. Goals and mission of the Local Board 

This item was discussed with previous items. 

(See the attached one-page summary of the Local Board for a description of the 

Board's purpose.) 



III. Panel Presentation 

1 0:00AM- 1 1:00AM 

• Housing and Urban Development-Maria Cremer 

Housing and Urban Development assists people in obtaining home ownership and housing 
assistance. HUD also enforces fair housing laws, spurs economic growth and helps the 
homeless of the United States. 

• Redevelopment Agency-Olson Lee 

The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency specializes in providing funding, more so now 
that state and federal funding has decreased, for affordable housing in San Francisco. SFRA 
has developed in areas such as Diamond Heights, Rincon Point- South Beach, SOMA and 
Bayview Hunter's Point. 

• Mayor's Office on Homelessness - George Smith 

The Mayor's Office on Homelessness focuses on providing outreach, emergency shelters, 
supportive housing, treatment, referrals, long-term stabilization and storage for homeless 
people. MOOH coordinates with other offices that also help homeless people such as DHS, 
MOH, MONS and many others. 

• Mayor's Office on Housing- Joel Lipski 

The Mayor's Office on Housing maximizes housing availabilities and opportunities for low- 
income families and individuals. MOH also coordinates many housing programs that are 
funded locally, by the state and federally. 

• Mayor's Office on Community Development-Gene Coleman 

The Mayor's Office on Community Development administers the Community Development 
Block Grant, the Emergency Shelter Grant and the HOME investment Partnership Program. 
MOCD funds homeless services such as A Home away From Homelessness, African 
Immigrant and Refugee Resource Center, Asian Women's Shelter and Bay Area Legal Aid. 

IV. Panel Presentation 

11:00AM-12:00PM 

• Department of Public Health-Marc Trotz 

DPH focuses on providing health care and housing. Contracted services include substance 
abuse (Haight, Ashbury, Bayview), mental health, and health clinics. DPH also runs the Tom 
Wadell clinic, which is directed toward homeless people. 

• Department of Human Services- Maggie Donahue and Dariush Kayhan 

DHS specializes in assisting disadvantaged people and providing supportive housing, 
transitional housing, and permanent housing. DHS is the grantee of $13 million in federal 
funds divided between EHAP and FJMA. 

• Department of Children, Youth and their Families- Winna Davis 

Most of the funding comes from the Childrens Fund and provides services for commissions 
and schools. DCYF is currently concentrating on the Age 6-13 year old strategic plan and 
evaluation. 

• Mayor's Criminal Justice Council - Cynthia Caporizzo 

The Mayor's Criminal Justice Council maintains partnerships with public safety agencies, 
community based organizations and federal and state funding bodies to preserve instill safety 
in San Francisco. MCJS is currently involved in the Circle of Care Program, Project Impact, 



Mayor's Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, Juvenile Hall Replacement Program and 
the School Resource Programs. 

• Department of Adult & Aging Services - David Newcomer 

The Commission on Aging has been changing rapidly since July 1, 2001. The department is 
now called Aging and Adult Services. The Department has several divisions including the 
Office on Aging, Mental Health Conservatorship Services, Public Administrator/Public 
Guardian, Adult Protective Services, In-Home Support Services. 

V. Adjournment: The meeting adjournment at 12:10 PM. 



Minutes were taken by Demetrius Durham and Katie Hart, Interns, Mayor's Office on 
Homelessness, and Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 



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^SAN FRANCISCO LOCAl HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM 

CITY HALL, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO 

AGENDA DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

01 A09:06 

I. Roll Call JUL 3 1 2C01 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of July 9, 2001 Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

IV. Administrative Announcements PUBLIC LIBRARY 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

VI. Training: Sunshine Ordinance Training Video (Mandatory Annual Training) 
*This item was rescheduled from the last meeting.* 

Note: Each member of the Local Board was mailed a Sunshine Ordinance 
Training manual. The manuals contain a "Sunshine Ordinance Declaration" that 
must be signed and returned to the Ethics Commission after members have read 
the manual and watched the training video. Members should bring their copy of 
the training manual to the meeting. 

VII. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 8/20/01, 2PM - 4PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 
For discussion and possible action: Report on recommendations for and status 
of $250,000 DHS reserve funds. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of public hearing on 
community needs (possibly combined with public hearing on Continuum of Care 
action plan) scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2001 from 6PM - 9PM, DPH, 
101 Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 8/23/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a three-part motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee regarding the 2002 McKinney process: 

The motion requests that the Local Board: 

1) Open up the application process (competitive bidding) to all who 
fit criteria for McKinney, while continuing the Local Board's priority 
of permanent housing. 

2) Notify all renewals and community based organizations of the new 
policy. 

3) At the next Policy Committee meeting, lay out steps for identifying 
community needs (Gap analysis). 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a motion recommended 
by the Policy Committee requesting that the Local Board hold workshops on 
McKinney in specific underserved communities of San Francisco. 

Motion: Requesting that the Local Board hold at least two 
workshops on McKinney, one in the Bayview and one in the Mission, 
and possibly a third in Visitacion Valley. The Local Board will invite 
DHS, DPH, MOH, MOCD, and the Redevelopment Agency, as well as 
housing development corporations such as Asian Neighborhood 
Design, Bridge Housing Corporation, Tenderloin Neighborhood 
Development Corporation, Mission Neighborhood Development 



Corporation, and others to participate in the workshops. The 
workshops would include tech"' 1 "?! ?SFi?t?nre, information on the 
McKinney application and process, information from the 
participating agencies, and opportunities to form mentoring 
partnerships with established housing development corporations. 
Subcommittees or taskforces will be established for this purpose will 
plan each workshop. The Policy Committee asks the Local Board to 
create / entrust taskforces to plan and run the workshops, with 
oversight by the Policy Committee. 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on the motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee regarding the contact sheet. 

Motion: Requesting that the Local Board accept the contact sheet 
developed for people to navigate the process for opening housing 
and shelter programs in San Francisco, and recommending that the 
contact sheet be updated for use at the McKinney workshops. 
For discussion and possible action: Report on the Policy Committee's 
consideration of policies regarding people living in poverty who are vehicularly 
housed. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 8/27/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720. 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on adoption of final 
changes to the 1 ) Continuum of Care Plan text, and 2) Continuum of Care 
appendices. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Supervisor Daly's resolution 

approving the Continuum of Care Plan. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Supervisor Gonzalez's resolution 

changing the Local Board membership. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of Local Board retreat 

scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, 1 :00PM-5:00PM, location to be 

determined. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on recommendations for 
Local Board vacancies. (Document attached.) 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new Board member 
orientation. 
VIM. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

IX. OLD BUSINESS 

X. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 



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Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights 
under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report 
a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force 
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accessible BART station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines 
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action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
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SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the 
Local Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board, 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via fax at (415)252-3158. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
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Office (252-3158) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



8/13/01 Full Local Board Voting Slate 

7/12/01 Membership Committee Recommendations 
(Applications for the recommended candidates are attached.) 

1. Diane Burke, Homeless/Formerly Homeless Seat #2'- Veterans 

2. Janine Grantham, Advocacy Seat #2: Family/Domestic Violence 

3. Nora O'Connor, Advocacy Seat #4: Disabled/Physical/Mental 



Local Homeless Coordinating Board Vacancies 



Local Board Recommendation 



Homeless/Formerly Homeless 
Seat #2: Veterans 



Diane Burke 

(pending full Board approval) 



Advocacy 

Seat #2: Family/Domestic Violence 

Seat #4: Disabled/Physical/Mental 



Service Provider 

Seat #1: Domestic Violence 

Neighborhood 
Seat #5: At Large 

Business & Labor Community 
Seat #2: Large Business 
Seat #3: Labor 



Janine Grantham 

(pending full Board approval) 

Nora O'Connor 

(pending full Board approval) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JUL 3 \ 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Foundation Community 
Seat #1: Foundation 



Marcia Argyris 
(previously approved by the 
Local Board) 



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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

^w^uivlENTS DE 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM AUG 2 9 2001 

CITY HALL, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE SAN FRANCISCl 

ROOM 201 - MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO PUBL | C UBRAR 

I. Call To Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at: 3:15 PM. 
Members present: Cynthia Caporizzo, Sam Cobbs, Gene Coleman, Carrie 
Dipman, Maggie Donahue, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, 
Barry Hermanson, Anne Kronenberg, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, David 
Newcomer, Ellouise Patton, Yvette Robinson, Rita Semel, George Smith 
Members not present: Mauricio Aviles, Winna Davis (excused), Pat Harrison 
(excused), Daniel Julius, Joel Lipski, Manny Morales, Laura Ware 
Non-members present: Barbara Boice (Next Door), Diane Burke, Jose 
Cartagna, Gloria Cunia (Catholic Charities), Latanya Hurst (BVHP Trinity 
Foundation), Juanita Johnson (NCSL), Mikyung Kim (DHS), Dan McGree 
(GWI), Nora O'Connor (Walden House), Jane Schisgal (Compass Community 
Services, Clara House), Katie Hart (Intern at MOOH), Holly Friel (Liaison), 
Willow Schrager (Harder+Co.) 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: The agenda was adopted with one amendment: the 
Sunshine Ordinance Training Video was postponed. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of July 9, 2001 Meeting: The minutes were adopted. 

IV. Administrative Announcements: No announcements. 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote: No public comment. 

VI. Training: Sunshine Ordinance Training Video (Mandatory Annual Training) 
This item was postponed. 

VII. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 8/20/01, 2PM ■ 4PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Suite. 720 

For discussion and possible action: Report on recommendations for and 

status of $250,000 DHS reserve funds. 

1. Maggie Donahue reported that DHS is hosting a meeting on 8/16/01 from 

3 : 30PM-5:00PM for stakeholders to deliberate regarding use of the reserve 

funds. The funds must be used for one-time only purposes. The Controller's 

office said they will not approve the funds to be used for salary increases and 

are seeking consensus for use of funds. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of public hearing on 

community needs (possibly combined with public hearing on Continuum of 

Care action plan) scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2001 from 6PM - 

9PM, DPH, 101 Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300. 

1. Volunteers are still needed for note taking at the Public Hearing. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 8/23/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 25 Van Ness 
Ave., Ste. 720 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a three-part motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee regarding the 2002 McKinney 
process: 

The motion requests that the Local Board: 



1) Open up the application process (competitive bidding) to all who fit 
criteria for McKinney, while continuing the Local Board's priority of 
permanent housing. 

2) Notify all renewals and community based organizations of the new 
policy. 

3) At the next Policy Committee meeting, lay out steps for identifying 
community needs (Gap analysis). 

Two amendments were made to the motion: 

1. Maggie Donahue amended the motion to open up application to 
communities targeted by the Local Board as underserved such as 
Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley and the Mission that fit the 
criteria of McKinney. David Newcomer seconded the amendment. 

2. Anne Kronenberg amended the motion regarding notification of all 
renewals to have a special emphasis to organizations in Bayview 
Hunter's Point, Visitacion Valley and the Mission. 

Bob Nelson moved to pass the motion, Anne Kronenberg seconded the 
motion. The motions passed unanimously. 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee requesting that the Local Board hold 
workshops on McKinney in specific underserved communities of San 
Francisco. 

Motion^ Requesting that the Local Board hold at least two workshops 
on McKinney, one in the Bayview and one in the Mission, and possibly 
a third in Visitacion Valley. The Local Board will invite DHS, DPH, 
MOH, MOCD, and the Redevelopment Agency, as well as housing 
development corporations such as Asian Neighborhood Design, Bridge 
Housing Corporation, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development 
Corporation, Mission Neighborhood Development Corporation, and 
others to participate in the workshops. The workshops would include 
technical assistance, information on the McKinney application and 
process, information from the participating agencies, and opportunities 
to form mentoring partnerships with established housing development 
corporations. Subcommittees or taskforces will be established for this 
purpose will plan each workshop. The Policy Committee asks the 
Local Board to create / entrust taskforces to plan and run the 
workshops, with oversight by the Policy Committee. 
Bob Nelson moved to pass the motion, Anne Kronenberg seconded the 
motion. The motion passed unanimously. 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on the motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee regarding the contact sheet. 

Motion: Requesting that the Local Board accept the contact sheet 
developed for people to navigate the process for opening housing and 
shelter programs in San Francisco, and recommending that the contact 
sheet be updated for use at the McKinney workshops. 
1. Gene Coleman stated that the contact sheet needs more detail 
regarding mission statement. He will suggest language to add clarity. 
Bob Nelson moved to pass the motion as amended, Anne Kronenberg 
seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. 



For discussion and possible action '• Report on the Policy Committee's 

consideration of policies regarding people living in poverty who are 

vehicularly housed. 

1. Gail Gilman stated that the Policy Committee will consider this item at 

their next meeting. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 8/27/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness 

Ave., Ste. 720. 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on adoption of final 

changes to the 1) Continuum of Care Plan text, and 2) Continuum of Care 

appendices. 

1. Bob Nelson stated that the Steering Committee has met many times to go 
over the final changes of the Continuum of Care plan. Supervisor Daly 
sponsored a resolution adopting the Continuum of Care Plan which was 
heard before the Board of Supervisors Public Health and Environment 
Committee on July 24, 2001. The plan will be voted on by the full Board of 
Supervisors on August 27, 2001. 

2. Willow Shrager presented a hst of changes. 

a. Appendix F: Feedback From City Departments will be referenced in 
the Executive Summary and included as an appendix in the plan. 

b. Supervisor Leno requested that the plan include an inventory of the 
City's spending on homelessness. Current figures were not available 
at this time. Appendix G: Homeless Expenditures was comprised of 
figures from Fiscal Year 1998-1999. The Board determined not to 
include those figures in the plan, but to instead attach a cover letter to 
the plan stating that the numbers will follow 

c. In the Civil Rights chapter, the Principles on the Civil Rights of 
Homeless Individuals, Equal Protection principle was changed to 
include Cynthia Caporizzo's recommended addition regarding laws 
that have a disparate impact on people who are homeless: "To that 
end, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board pledges to work with the 
Police Commission and the Board of Supervisors to review such laws." 
(p. 125, August 13, 2001 Draft) 

d. Carrie Dipman provided language for the Income, Education and 
Employment chapter. 

e. Gene Coleman moved to adopt the changes Willow presented, with 
the above mentioned amendments, Anne Kronenberg seconded the 
motion. The motion passed unanimously. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Supervisor Daly's resolution 

approving the Continuum of Care Plan. 

1. This item was discussed above. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on Supervisor Gonzalez's 

resolution changing the Local Board membership. 

1. Bob Nelson reported on the meeting that he, Gail Gilman, and Holly Friel 

had with Gonzalez aide Rob Eshelman. Supervisor Gonzalez's would be 

amenable to the following changes to the Local Board: 

a. Parity regarding appointment of seats to the Local Board between 
the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors; 

b. City Department representatives retaining their voting privelages; 
and 



c. City Department seats counting as Mayoral appointed seats. 
2. Supervisor Gonzalez's office agreed to give the Local Board time to work 
on changing the Local Board's composition, pursuant to the above-mentioned 
criteria, and to return a proposal to them. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of Local Board retreat 
scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, i:00PM-5:00PM, UCSF Laurel Heights 
Conference Center, Chancellors Room, 3333 California Street. 
1. A facilitator had not yet been selected at the time of this meeting. 
Subsequent to the meeting, Mutima Imani has been hired as the facilitator 
for the retreat. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: To Be Announced 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on recommendations for 
Local Board vacancies. 

1. Gene Coleman moved that the following candidates be recommended by 
the Board for vacancies, Anne Kronenberg seconded the motion. The motion 
passed unanimously. Their applications will be forwarded to the appropriate 
appointing body. 

a. Diane Burke, Homeless/Formerly Homeless Seat #2'- Veterans 

b. Janine Grantham, Advocacy Seat #2- Family/Domestic Violence 

c. Nora O'Connor, Advocacy Seat #4: Disabled/Physical/Mental 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new Board Member 

Orientation. 

1. This item was not discussed. 

VIII. Presentation of Departmental Reports — 
Departmental reports were not discussed. 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

IX. OLD BUSINESS: No old business was discussed. 

X. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 
1. Barrie Grenell (QBA) announced that the McKinney application includes 
numbers regarding San Francisco's homeless expenditures. 

XL Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5 ; 50 PM. 



Minutes were taken by Katie Hart, Intern, Mayor's Office on Homelessness and 
Holly Friel, Liaison, Local Board. 

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A PUBLIC HEARING 

FOR HOMELESS & LOW INCOME 
BUDGET PRIORITIES 

FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S 2002-2003 BUDGET 



DOCUMENTS DEP' 

Wednesday August 22, 2001 JLJI _ 

6:00PM-9:00PM J PR 2uu1 

_ , _ ,. SAN FRANCISCO 

Department of Public Health, public library 
101 Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300 

San Francisco 

This public hearing is to gather community input to inform the prioritizing of 

the City's homeless budget 2002-2003 and the City's yearly application for 

Federal McKinney funding. The McKinney application is based on the City's 

Continuum of Care strategies, which include housing, prevention, health, 

employment, education, and shelter. Come and provide your input! 



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JSAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

PUBLIC HEARING FOR HOMELESS & LOW INCOME BUDGET PRIORITIES 
FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S 2002-2003 BUDGET MINUTES 

i DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

i I Wednesday August 22. 2001 

6:00PM-9:00PM SEP J 9 2001 

^ Department of Public Health, 

101 Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300 SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

I. Call To Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 6:10PM. 
Members present: Sam Cobbs, Gene Coleman, Linzie Coleman, Winna Davis, Carrie 
Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Pat Harrison, Barry 
Hermanson, Anne Kronenberg, Joel Lipski, Bob Nelson, Ellouise Patton, Rita Semel, 
George Smith, Laura Ware 

Non-members present: John Melone (Seniors), Jason Albertson, Laura C. Guzman 
(Mission Neighborhood Resource Center), Seth Katzman (Conard House), Bessie 
Smith, Susanne Killy (Central City O.A.), Bessie Smith, Marina Cuibes, Stacey Cornell 
(Salvation Army), Michael Blecker (Swords To Plowshares), Joseph Rodriguez 
(Chinatown CDC), Michael Lyon (Emergency Coalition to Save Public Health), TN 
Kendall (DPH), Jy Logu, Kenn Joker, Sharon Johnson (Senator John Burton), Francisco 
Dimas (Dolores St. Community Services), Jeff Sherman (Episcopal Community 
Services), Barbara Boice, Robert Santa Lucia (Homeless Task Force member), Gwen 
Bauman, Dariush Kayhan (DHS), Howard Maull (CCHH), Walter Cidlowski (Green 
Party), Herb Anderson (MHH), Serjio Consura (MNRC), Hector Fonsusca (DSCS), 
Maria Crispi (Emergency Coalition to Save Public Health), Latanya Hurst (BVHP Trinity 
Foundation), Andrew Hayes (DPH-TWHC), Margo Dennis-Mirzai (Iroquois Residence), 
Alexis Gonzales (SFLC), Walter Brindell (Hyatt Hotels), Dave Richmond (Glide Church), 
Sonia Ng (AOH) 

II. Public Comment 

Francisco Limas (Dolores St.), Improve services for undocumented workers; legal 

recourse is not available. 

Emil Camon (Dolores St.), Housing Program services in the Mission District; put funds 

in budget for health services in the Mission; poor working homeless in Mission. 

William McKay (Dolores St.), Undocumented, non-English speaking-specific services 

needed for all immigration services, especially immigrant working men. 

John Melone (Senior), Seniors may comprise up to 1/3 of the homeless population. 

Average rent in the Tenderloin at $735.00; need more affordable housing for seniors as 

they can't afford the rent. 

Maria Crispi (South Park Resident,), Need housing for people with special needs, not 

mixed with people who have substance abuse issues; more treatment facilities needed. 

Walter Cidlowski, Welfare recipients have disappeared; Welfare-to-work was a terrible 

idea. 

Sergio Canjura, Thanks Local Board for support with Mission Health Center; extra 

funding for Mission Health Center needed; other centers need more similar services; 

more safe areas for people needed; resource centers need greater funding. 

Jeff Sherman (Episcopal Community Services), Collaboration of city resources; 

continue permanent housing funding; supportive housing funding. 

I 



Margo Dennis-Mizrai, More individualized section 8 vouchers to go with people rather 
than staying with unit needed; separate people with substance abuse issues to create 
better safety; have clean and sober hotels; fund more qualified staff. 
Michael Becker (Swords to Plowshares), Development of transitional housing needed;, 
data is starting to be collected that is significant for vets; "Grant Per-Diem Program" out 
of VA has been leveraged by McKinney money; dedicated funding for employment- 
ready people needed. 

Latanya Hurst (Bayview Hunters Point Trinity Foundation), Transitional housing, 60 
units. 

Jason Albertson, Develop housing for people with specific diagnoses; more eviction 
protection for families; expand TANF funds to general funds; support Supervisor Daly's 
plan to use vacant buildings in the city. 

Otto Duffy (Tom Waddell Health Center Advisory Group), Homeless death prevention 
project fell apart this year, DPH dropped the ball, indicating the general opinion towards 
the homeless; public toilets must be created, people cannot act humanly without the 
basic necessities. 

Laura Guzman (Harm reduction Housing Services), Move money into the Mission, 
Mission Health Center is trying to get federal funds. 

Seth Katzman, Conrad House has constantly long waiting list; full-service money 
management program in Mission for 250 people, preferably in Mission for people who 
are requesting to have a representative payee for multiple checks per day; requesting 
contracts with case managers; full-service housing referral component; keep rent lower. 
Suzanne Kelly (Nurse Practioner in Tenderloin), Great need for chronically ill of San 
Francisco; need for specialized medical services; more housing for people with mental 
illness; focus on long-term housing; seniors in the Tenderloin need higher quality 
housing; bathrooms in SROs are dangerous; housing for frail and elderly needed. 
Catherine Campbell (Mission Housing), Tenant coordinator at an ISN site; need 
preventative homeless programs for when people get a job, if they make too much 
people might lose SSI and housing subsidy, and if they quit their job they end up 
homeless again; put funds towards a safety net for people getting jobs. 
Douglas Scott, Senior and formerly homeless has focused on issues for a long time; 
need for a shelter for seniors and disabled which respects their space; allocate specific 
funds in central city area; have senior services at the shelter. 

Andrew Hayes (Social worker at TWHC, formerly of Homeless Death Prevention Team), 
Work with people living under bridges; need a storefront where these people could go, a 
type of drop-in center; current staffing was reduced. 

Sam Cobbs (Larkin Street Youth Center, Local Board member), Need to keep youth as 
a priority; housing needs to be separated; employment services; also change the rules 
for how youth are served and receive services. 

Rose Stamen (Member of a group in the Mission), Lots of problems at 24 th and 
Mission; seems like there could be lots of coordination; a census of homeless is 
needed; build affordable housing. 

Ellouise Patton (Young Community Developers, Local Board member), Discussed two 
client success stories. 



Employment Priorities 



1. Legal services in (Spanish) in the mission. Homeless workers need assistance in 
legal work papers/immigration status. 

2. More funding to neighborhood resource centers. Make them open 24 hours. 

3. Transitional housing focused on newly employed workers. This will allow for 
workers to build their work level and pay level and save for permanent housing. 

4. Homeless Prevention: Stabilize housing for poor workers. Review income 
limits in subsidized housing to allow for workers to achieve a living wage prior to 
raising rent or disqualifying housing. 

5. Change Federal, State and Local legislation to allow Youth Programs, such as 
PIC, to fund employment programs that train youth whether they live in 
Empowerment Zones or not. 



IV. Summary of Key Issues 

Lack of services in the Mission 
Dollars for health services - Mission 
Dollars for legal services 

Immigrant population in the Mission in need of language skills in order to navigate 
system 

Seniors - 1/3 population of SF 

For $731.12 - average rent zip 94102 - no bathroom/one light socket. 

Expand funding Mission Resource Center to 7 days a week/24 hrs. a day. 

Collaboration of City resources - chronically mentally ill 

Private housing focused on individual needs - i.e. clean & sober hotels 

Detox 
Family housing, etc. 

Trinity BVHP Transitional Housing - (Latanya Hurst) 60 units 

Homeless Death List (fall apart - DPH?) - need to be proactive 

Harm Reduction Housing with supportive services. 

Develop a new Full service and management program - to serve 200-250 clients in 
Mission including: Rep Payee 

Contact with case manager 

Write small checks 

Housing referral component 



Central City older adults - specialized services for those with medical needs (i.e. shelter 
for folks with diabetes, etc); elderly need their own space apart from drug dealers. 

Preventive Homeless Programs developed when on GA & SSI - help when folks get a 
job, can't make ends meet. 

Shelter for Seniors and Disabled ONLY. No seniors should live on the streets. 

Andrew Hayes from DPH HOPE Team: Storefront center for homeless - establish 
reports and trust; fruit/food/counseling, etc. 



V. Adjournment: The hearing adjourned at 7:35 PM. 



Notes were taken by Local Board members Laura Ware, Anne Kronenberg, and Carrie 
Dipman, and by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 

25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 



SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOAjfihuM FNTS DEf 

PUBLIC HEARING FOR HOMELESS & LOW INCOME BUDGET PRIORITIES SEP 2 6 2CG1 
FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S 2002-2003 BUDGET *REVISED MINUTES* 

* SAN FRANCISCO 

Wednesday August 22, 2001 , 6:00PM-9:00PM PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street, Health Commission Room 300 

^ I. Call To Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 6:10PM. 
Members present: Sam Cobbs, Gene Coleman, Linzie Coleman, Winna Davis, Carrie 
Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Roma Guy, Pat Harrison, Barry 
Hermanson, Anne Kronenberg, Joel Lipski, Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Ellouise Patton, 
Rita Semel, George Smith, Laura Ware 

Non-members present: John Melone (Seniors), Jason Albertson, Laura C. Guzman 
(Mission Neighborhood Resource Center), Seth Katzman (Conard House), Bessie 
Smith, Susanne Killy (Central City OA), Bessie Smith, Marina Cuibes, Stacey Cornell 
(Salvation Army), Michael Blecker (Swords To Plowshares), Joseph Rodriguez 
(Chinatown CDC), Michael Lyon (Emergency Coalition to Save Public Health), TN 
Kendall (DPH), Jy Logu, Kenn Joker, Sharon Johnson (Senator John Burton), Francisco 
Dimas (Dolores St. Community Services), Jeff Sherman (Episcopal Community 
Services), Barbara Boice, Robert Santa Lucia (Homeless Task Force member), Gwen 
Bauman, Dariush Kayhan (DHS), Howard Maull (CCHH), Walter Cidlowski (Green 
Party), Herb Anderson (MHH), Serjio Consura (MNRC), Hector Fonsusca (DSCS), 
Maria Crispi (Emergency Coalition to Save Public Health), Latanya Hurst (BVHP Trinity 
Foundation), Andrew Hayes (DPH-TWHC), Margo Dennis-Mirzai (Iroquois Residence), 
Alexis Gonzales (SFLC), Walter Brindell (Hyatt Hotels), Dave Richmond (Glide Church), 
Sonia Ng (AOH) 

II. Public Comment 

Francisco Limas (Dolores St.), Improve services for undocumented workers; legal 

recourse is not available. 

Emil Camon (Dolores St.), Housing Program services in the Mission District; put funds 

in budget for health services in the Mission; poor working homeless in Mission. 

William McKay (Dolores St.), Undocumented, non-English speaking-specific services 

needed for all immigration services, especially immigrant working men. 

John Melone (Senior), Seniors may comprise up to 1/3 of the homeless population. 

Average rent in the Tenderloin at $735.00; need more affordable housing for seniors as 

they can't afford the rent. 

Maria Crispi (South Park Resident^, Need housing for people with special needs, not 

mixed with people who have substance abuse issues; more treatment facilities needed. 

Walter Cidlowski, Welfare recipients have disappeared; Welfare-to-work was a terrible 

idea. 

Sergio Canjura, Thanks Local Board for support with Mission Health Center; extra 

funding for Mission Health Center needed; other centers need more similar services; 

more safe areas for people needed; resource centers need greater funding. 

Jeff Sherman (Episcopal Community Services), Collaboration of city resources; 

continue permanent housing funding; supportive housing funding. 

Margo Dennis-Mizrai, More individualized section 8 vouchers to go with people rather 

than staying with unit needed; separate people with substance abuse issues to create 

better safety; have clean and sober hotels; fund more qualified staff. 

Michael Blecker (Swords to Plowshares), Development of transitional housing 

needed;, data is starting to be collected that is significant for vets; "Grant Per-Diem 



Program" out of VA has been leveraged by McKinney money; dedicated funding for 

employment-ready people needed. 

Latanya Hurst (Bayview Hunters Point Trinity Foundation), Permanent supportive 

housing for youth and families,60 units. 

Jason Albertson, Develop housing for people with specific diagnoses; more eviction 

protection for families; expand TANF funds to general funds; support Supervisor Daly's 

plan to use vacant buildings in the city. 

Otto Duffy (Tom Waddell Health Center Advisory Group), Homeless death 

prevention project fell apart this year, DPH dropped the ball, indicating the general 

opinion towards the homeless; public toilets must be created, people cannot act 

humanly without the basic necessities. 

Laura Guzman (Harm reduction Housing Services), Move money into the Mission, 

Mission Health Center is trying to get federal funds. 

Seth Katzman, Conrad House has constantly long waiting list; full-service money 

management program in Mission for 250 people, preferably in Mission for people who 

are requesting to have a representative payee for multiple checks per day; requesting 

contracts with case managers; full-service housing referral component; keep rent lower. 

Suzanne Kelly (Nurse Practioner in Tenderloin), Great need for chronically ill of San 

Francisco; need for specialized medical services; more housing for people with mental 

illness; focus on long-term housing; seniors in the Tenderloin need higher quality 

housing; bathrooms in SROs are dangerous; housing for frail and elderly needed. 

Catherine Campbell (Mission Housing), Tenant coordinator at an ISN site; need 

preventative homeless programs for when people get a job, if they make too much 

people might lose SSI and housing subsidy, and if they quit their job they end up 

homeless again; put funds towards a safety net for people getting jobs. 

Douglas Scott, Senior and formerly homeless has focused on issues for a long time; 

need for a shelter for seniors and disabled which respects their space; allocate specific 

funds in central city area; have senior services at the shelter. 

Andrew Hayes (Social worker at TWHC, formerly of Homeless Death Prevention 

Team), Work with people living under bridges; need a storefront where these people 

could go, a type of drop-in center; current staffing was reduced. 

Sam Cobbs (Larkin Street Youth Center, Local Board member), Need to keep youth 

as a priority; housing needs to be separated; employment services; also change the 

rules for how youth are served and receive services. 

Rose Stamen (Member of a group in the Mission), Lots of problems at 24^ and 

Mission; seems like there could be lots of coordination; a census of homeless is 

needed; build affordable housing. 

Ellouise Patton (Young Community Developers, Local Board member), Discussed 

two client success stories. 

III. Employment Priorities 

• Legal services in (Spanish) in the mission. Homeless workers need assistance in 
legal work papers/immigration status. 

• More funding to neighborhood resource centers. Make them open 24 hours. 

• Transitional housing focused on newly employed workers. This will allow for 
workers to build their work level and pay level and save for permanent housing. 

• Homeless Prevention: Stabilize housing for poor workers. Review income limits 
in subsidized housing to allow for workers to achieve a living wage prior to raising 
rent or disqualifying housing. 

• Change Federal, State and Local legislation to allow Youth Programs, such as 
PIC, to fund employment programs that train youth whether they live in 
Empowerment Zones or not. 



IV. Summary of Key Issues 

• Lack of services in the Mission 
Dollars for health services - Mission 
Dollars for legal services 

• Immigrant population in the Mission in need of language skills in order to 
navigate system 

• Seniors - 1/3 population of SF 

For $731.12 - average rent zip 94102 - no bathroom/one light socket. 

• Expand funding Mission Resource Center to 7 days a week/24 hrs. a day. 

• Collaboration of City resources - chronically mentally ill 

• Private housing focused on individual needs - i.e. clean & sober hotels; Detox; 
Family housing, etc. 

• Trinity BVHP Permanent Supportive Housing - (Latanya Hurst) 60 units 

• Homeless Death List (fall apart - DPH?) - need to be proactive 

• Harm Reduction Housing with supportive services. 

• Develop a new Full service and management program - to serve 200-250 clients 
in Mission including: Rep Payee; Contact with case manager; Write small 
checks; Housing referral component 

• Central City older adults - specialized services for those with medical needs (i.e. 
shelter for folks with diabetes, etc); elderly need their own space apart from drug 
dealers. 

• Preventive Homeless Programs developed when on GA & SSI - help when folks 
get a job, can't make ends meet. 

• Shelter for Seniors and Disabled ONLY. No seniors should live on the streets. 

• Andrew Hayes from DPH HOPE Team: Storefront center for homeless - 
establish reports and trust; fruit/food/counseling, etc. 

V. Written Testimony Submitted to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

A. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Work Group of the Coalition on Homelessness 
submitted a packet to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. The packet includes 
summaries of substance abuse and mental health programs and services that the 
Substance Abuse Mental Health Work Group worked to have the City fund, as well as 
which were programs and services were funded. Copies of the packet are available 
upon request from the Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

B. John G. Melone submitted a comprehensive database of food programs in San 
Francisco, including program name, location, contact information, hours of operation, 
and services provided. Copies of this database are available upon request from the 
Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

VI. Adjournment: The hearing adjourned at 7:35 PM. 

Notes were taken by Local Board members Laura Ware, Anne Kronenberg, and Carrie Dipman, 
and by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. *Please note that the minutes have been revised 
to include Local Board member Joyce Miller's presence at the hearing, references to the written 
testimony that was submitted to the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, and to correct 
misinformation regarding Latanya Hurst's statement during public comment regarding the 
Bayview Hunters Point Trinity Foundation. 

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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

FULL BOARD RETREAT 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2001, 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM 

UCSF LAUREL HEIGHTS CONFERENCE CENTER 

CHANCELLOR'S ROOM 

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AGENDA 

I. Icebreaker 1 :00 PM-2:00 PM 

II. Roles and Responsibilities of the Local Board: 2:00 PM- 3:45 PM 

For discussion: 

• Time Commitment 

• Work of the Local Board 
For possible action : 

• Mission 

• Who we are representing 

• Role of Government Body 

• Government and Advocacy 

• What issues does the Local Board take on 

• How committees work and the role of the Full Board (What should happen 
at each meeting) 

III. Break: 3:45 PM-4:00 PM 

IV. Meeting Management: 4:00 PM- 4:45 PM DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

For discussion : AUG 2 g 2Q01 

• Role of Co-chairs 

• Role of Participants SAN FRANCISCO 

• How decisions are made PUBLIC LIBRARY 

• Setting agenda and controlling agenda 

• Next steps 

V. What We Have Done Today and What We Have Done This Year 
4:45 PM -5:00 PM 



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conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 
For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the 
San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, 
Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102- 
4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: 
Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the 
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FULL BOARD RETREAT MINUTES 

MONDAY^SEPTEMBER 10, 2001, 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM 

UCSF LAUREL HEIGHTS CONFERENCE CENTER, CHANCELLOR'S ROOM 

3333 CALIFORNIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118 

I. Call To Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 1:10PM. 
Members Present: Linzie Coleman, Carrie Dipman, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail 
Gilman, Roma Guy, Pat Harrison, Barry Hermanson, Daniel Julius, Bob Nelson, 
Rita Semel, Cynthia Caporizzo, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Winna Davis, 
Joel Lipski, Gene Coleman, David Newcomer 

Members Non Present: Mauhcio Aviles, Sam Cobbs (Excused), Joyce Miller 

(Excused), Manny Morales, Ellouise Patton (Excused), Maggie Donahue 

(Excused) 

Non-Members Present: Diane Burke (pending Local Board member), 

Holly Friel (Liaison to Local Board), Mutima Imani (Facilitator), Bobbie Rosenthal 

(pending Local Board member) 

II. Icebreaker 

A. Rita Semel introduced Mutima Imani, the retreat facilitator. Mutima Imani introduced 
herself, and then each person present introduced him/her self. 

B. Mutima Imani led the group in two icebreaker exercises: 

1. Individuals got together in pairs and answered the following questions: 
three things you like about yourself as a leader and one mistake you've made as 
a leader. The pairs then reported back to the full group. 

The following attributes were reported: 

Patience, Committed, Passionate, Doesn't give up, Fair, Focused, Responsible, 
Listens, Responsive to his/her staff, Optimist, Crtitical thinking, Committed to 
team goals, Problem-solver, Straight forward, Visionary, Consensus builder, 
Compassionate organizer, Risk taker 

2. Individuals got together in different pairs and answered the following 
questions: Talk about your ethnic heritage as far back as you know and one 
thing you are proud of from your culture. 

The following values were reported: 

Being different, Celebrates diverse backgrounds and family, Strong work ethic, 
Social consciousness, Family, Mid-Western rural culture, Community, Pleasure 
of learning, Learning about own cultures, "I" not a "Y", Not being different/less 
than, Loves diversity, Willingness and ability to communicate, Old-fashioned 
values/family ties, Values inclusivity, Responsibility to repair social ills, Caring for 
others based upon history, Strong women/hospitality 

III. Roles and Responsibilities of the Local Board ikaPNTS D&P^ 

A. Mutima Imani facilitated the group in a discussion of ground ruleOOCUw' 

1 . The following ground rules were discussed by the group: ««*•* 

Group's Ground Rules for Participation 0C \ 

Let people finish what they want to say ^ cq/vNCISC' ) 

Be open SAN ^ 

Don't interrupt PUBU^ 

Be succinct 

Clarifying questions are OK 

Do your homework 



Open to change 

Respect for different communication styles 

No cross-talking 

Nonjudgmental attitude 

Patience and kindness 

Ensure equal participation 

Time limits 

Focus on role of chair (don't give speeches) 

2. Mutima Imani presented her ground rules: 

Mutima's Ground Rules for Participation 

Active participation 

Respect 

Honesty, Openness, Candor 

Confidentiality 

Stretch Your Perspective 

Slow the process down 

Feedback 

Push back 

Individual responsibility 

Have fun 

B. The group briefly discussed time commitment and the work of the Local Board at the 
end of the retreat. Due to time constraints, the discussion was limited. 

1 . Time Commitment : The group discussed four levels of time: personal, 
relationships, social, global. 

2. Work of the Local Board: This item was discussed via the other items. 

C. People were formed into small groups to discuss the following issues. The text 
below represents brainstorming of the small groups as well as the group as a whole. 
No conclusions or decisions were reached during the retreat. 

1. Mission 
Yes to the mission in the bylaws 
Do we all know what the mission is? 
No policy issues, what are the "real" policy issues? 
Clarification/change the mission 
Need vision and mission and purpose 
The mission statement needs to be clarified 
Mission should include our commitment to the whole community? 
Coordinate, evaluate and make recommendations to address homelessness 
through policy and program creation and change 
Mission states what we should be doing. Let's keep it simple. 
Consider rewrite of mission or have the vision and mission statements always be 
together. 

Build consensus on purpose 
We need a vision statement 

The mission of the Board may not meet/include the mission of each member 
We need to clarify what we mean by policy and what policy should be taken up. 
Sort out: do we need to clarify mission and its expectations of us or do we need 

to develop a newly configured mission? 

2. Who we are representing 






• Ideal, actual: All segments of community, labor, labor management, homeless, 
Federal and City agencies, taxpayers, neighborhood, reps at large, business 
(small, large), foundations, education and training 

• Real: Homeless, Homeless advocacy, Neighborhoods, Service providers 
City agencies 

• Problem: 1) Reconcile individual vs. constituent perspective 

2) Data/Information 

3) Politics 

• Representation and role of "community" - not homeless, not experts, not 
advocates, not service providers. 

• We need to have this discussion and have facilitator help 

• Should be all homeless people regardless of hood, class, race, etc. 

• We need to agree to acknowledge expertise as a value 

• When sworn in the Mayor charged us to represent ALL citizens 

• Develop ways to report back to our communities 

• Need to be more direct of who or what voice/skill/service is missing 

• What does representation mean? 

• If we're here to get something actually done in the real world we must recognize 
that many of us represent different agendas that must be reconciled. 

• We need to act on behalf of homeless people 

• Represent needs of the homeless 

• Homeless people or everyone affected by homelessness 

• We need to be more direct of who or what voice/skill/service is missing. 

• Who do we represent/act on behalf of? 

• For whose good are we here? 

• What expertise do you bring to the Board? 

• Politics Who is missing in the equation? 

• How do we have the discussion of whom we serve? 

• Representation vs. participation 

• How do both groups bring issues to the Board? 

3. Role of Government Body 

• Be recognized as the body that makes policies and programs 

• Recommendations to address homelessness 

• Govern McKinney prioritization process for application 

• Develop, monitor, and implement Continuum of Care 

• How: Gather input & data, Ensure representation, Establish structure, Challenge 
identifying and overcoming barriers, Evaluate service delivery and recommend 
change 

• Can government body take risks? 

• This topic needs more discussion 

4. Government and Advocacy 

• Balanced input process that includes others not only government or advocacy 

• Local Board should be place for government and advocates to hear from others. 

• Develop a process for how issues come to the Board 

• Government and advocacy should work more closely together on homeless 
legislation. We all are concerned about ending homelessness. The process may 
be different but the vision is the same. If and when the group comes together we 
will be winners. 



• Missions of dollars for homeless veterans, yet 50% of homeless are veterans, 
how does this compute? 

• Why don't we have homeless citizens on this Board? 

5. What issues does the Local Board take on? 

• Develop strategic proactive Citywide homeless policy 

• Housing 

• Health treatment 

• Psych treatment 

• Responsive to community 

• CMS/Case management 

• Employment & training opportunities, competing in an increasingly shrinking 
labor market 

• Proactive is the key to ending most misunderstanding 

• Issues that homeless citizens requests the Local Board takes on 

6. How committees work and the role of the Full Board (What should happen at each 
meeting) 

• Homeless issues are presented and discussed in the appropriate committee 

• Recommendations: 

1 . Committees should not bring any issues to the full board until there is a 
consensus. 

2. Prior to bringing issues to the full board, they should summarize pros and 
cons in writing and send to all members of the Local Board. 

3. Committee chairs should present and clarify. Local Board approves, 
disapproves, or sends the issue back to the committee. 

• Committees should not act as full board. Committee sometimes doesn't work for 
some issues. 

• Consistent participation of Local Board members on committees 

• What does each member need to make a decision? 

IV. Meeting Management 

A. Due to time limitations, the group only discussed briefly the first of these items. 

1 . Role of Co-chairs 

• Agree to the way we operate our meetings. 

• Everyone understanding the decision making process 

-knows how to get involved in the meeting 
-everyone gets to participate 

2. The following items were not discussed per se, however were discussed as part of 
other items: Role of Participants, How decisions are made, Setting agenda and 
controlling agenda, Next steps. 

V. What We Have Done Today and What We Have Done This Year 

A. Due to time limitations, this item was not discussed. 

VI. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 5:15PM. 

Mutima Imani distributed a packet to each Board Member. (Document available upon 

request.) 

Minutes were taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to Local Board. 

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REGULAR MEETING 

TUESDAY, QCTOBER 9, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM 

"DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BORN AUDITORIUM, 1 st FLOOR, 

170 OTIS STREET, SAN FRANCISCO** 

**Please note location. A map is enclosed for your convenience.** 

. AGENDA 

L Roll Call DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the August 13, 2001 Meeting OCT - 2 2031 

TV. Administrative Announcements _. .. _..,«, c*r*r\ 

x? t, ui- ^ a u c u •,. * SAN FRANCISCO 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote DADV 
,„ ^ r> _x PUBLIC LIdHAHY 

VI. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/15/01, 2PM - 4PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 
For discussion and possible action: Report on August 22, 2001 Public Hearing 
For Homeless and Low Income Budget Priorities For San Francisco's 2002-2003 
Budget. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on City's homeless budget, including 
Controller's Office report and letter sent from Local Homeless Coordinating 
Board to Supervisor Leno, Controller's Office, and City Dept. representatives. 
(Documents attached.) 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Tlmrsday, 10/1S/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 302 
For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a two-part motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee to add the following categories to the 
McKinney application GAPS analysis. (Document attached.) 

1. "Representative Payee Services" and "Advocacy/Legal Services" 
under Individuals and Persons In Families With Children as supportive 
service slots, and "Seniors 55 and older" under Individuals and Persons 
in Families With Children as a sub-population. 

2. "Employed," defined as working 20 hours/week or more, under 
Individuals and Persons In Families With Children as a sub-population. 

For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a draft resolution 
recommended (with one committee member dissenting) by Policy Committee 
regarding people who live in their vehicles. (Draft resolution attached.) 
For discussion and possible action: Report on status of the McKinney 
workshops in the Mission and Bayview. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/22/01, 12 PM -2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720. 

*Time certain: 3:30PM* 

For discussion and possible action: Discuss Supervisor Gonzalez's proposed 
resolution amending the Continuum of Care Plan to make the City department 
representatives on the Local Homeless Coordinating Board non-voting members 
and designating that two of the neighborhood/ community 
representatives be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. 



1. Background information: Gail Gilman, Bob Nelson, and Holly Friel had 
a meeting with Rob Eshelman of Supervisor Gonzalez's staff on August 2, 
2001, during which Supervisor Gonzalez's office stated that they would 
allow for the Local Board to review the proposed resolution and suggest 
changes in accordance with the following points: 

a. City department representatives would retain their voting 
privileges. 

b. Parity between the Mayor appointed (17) and Board of 
Supervisors appointed seats (17). 

c. City department seats would count as Mayor appointed seats. 

2. The Steering Committee forwarded the following motion without 
recommendation to be considered by the Full Local Board: 

To reconfigure the Local Board to achieve parity between seats 
appointed by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, including moving 
the five neighborhood seats from Mayor appointed to Board of 
Supervisors appointed seats, and moving the veterans advocacy seat 
from a Mayor appointed to Board of Supervisors appointed seat. The 
Department representatives would retain their voting privileges. 
Note: Supervisor Gonzalez introduced an amended version of the resolution at the Board 
of Supervisors on 9/24/01: "Resolution amending the Continuum of Care Plan to provide 
that the Board of Supervisors shall appoint a representative of the veteran's advocacy 
community and shall appoint all neighborhood/community representatives to the Local 
Homeless Coordinating Board." 

For discussion and possible action: Report on September 10, 2001 Local Board 
Retreat. 

For discussion and possible action: Discuss formation of a Local Homeless 
Coordinating Board public education task force. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Wednesday 10/10/01, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Rm. 720 

The following items will be discussed at the next Membership Committee meeting: 
Tor discussion and possible action: Report on Local Board vacancies and status 
of pending members. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on policy regarding attendance and 
committee participation. 

E. Oversight - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/15/01, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 101 Grove Street, 
Room 220 

For discussion and possible action: Report on workplan and action steps. 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 



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operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine 
Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the 
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also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business days before 
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Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board, 25 Van Ness Avenue, 
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LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 



Community 
Members: 

Bob Nelson 
Co-Chair 

Rita R. Semel 
Co-Chair 

Mauricio Aviles 

Sam Cobbs 

Linzie Coleman 

Carrie Dipman 

Jennifer 
Friedenbach 

Gail Gilman 

Roma Guy 

Pat Harrison 

Barry Hermanson 

aniel Julius 

Joyce Miller 

Manny Morales 

Ellouise Patton 

Yvette Robinson 

Laura Ware 

dry Members: 

Cynthia Caporizzo 

Gene Coleman 

Winna Davis 

Maggie Donahue 

Joel Lipski 

Anne Kronenberg 

David Newcomer 

George Smith 

Staff: 

''oily Friel 



August 27, 2001 

Honorable Mark Leno 

San Francisco Board of Supervisors 

City Hall, Room 244 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Supervisor Leno: 

We are replying to your request for information on the City's homeless expenditures. Since 
your request, Supervisor Daly has made a similar request to the Controller's Office. He has 
asked that he receive that information by August, 30, 2001. It will be available to you as well 
on that date. 

When you review the figures, we ask that you take the following recommendations from the 
Funding Committee of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board into consideration. These 
recommendations were made in an effort to more accurately account for the City's 
expenditures on homelessness. 

1) Do not count capital (funds spent on bricks and mortar); 

2) Only count services and programs that are targeted to homeless people, including City 
programs such as CAL WORKS and PAES; 

3) Only count housing that is dedicated to homeless people; 

4) Distinguish between funds spent on a) administration; b)direct/supportive services; and 
c)services to keep the streets clean; and 

5) Use the definition of homelessness adopted by the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
(Document attached.) 



Thank you for your interest in this vital work. 
Warm personal regards, 

Rita R. Semel Bob Nelson 

Co-Chair Co-Chair 



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CC: Honorable Chris Daly, Board of Supervisors 
James Harris, Controller's Office 
Anne Kronenberg, Department of Public Health 
Eugene Coleman, Mayor's Office on Community Development 
Joel Lispki, Mayor's Office On Housing 
Winna Davis, Department of Children, Youth and Families 
Winnie Xie, Department on the Status of Women 
Cynthia Caporizzo, Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
David Newcomer, Department of Aging and Adult Services 



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Definition of Homelessness 

Note: Poverty is the major cause of homelessness. In order to reach a definition of homelessness this root cause 
must be addressed. This definition is not meant to supercede or replace definitions of homelessness that have been 
set forth by funding sources, contractual agreements, or existing data collection systems. 



The term "HOMELESS" includes individuals or families who lack a fixed, regular, 
and adequate nighttime residence and who have a primary nighttime residence in 
one or more of the following categories: 




Description 


Shelter 


Anyone staying in a mission or homeless or domestic violence 
shelter, i.e., a supervised public or private facility that provides 
temporary living accommodations. 

Anyone displaced from housing due to a disaster situation. 


Street 


Anyone staying outdoors; for example, street, sidewalk, doorway, 
park, freeway underpass. 


Vehicle 


Anyone staying in a car, van, bus, truck, RV, or similar vehicle. 


Make-Shift 


Anyone staying in an enclosure or structure that is not authorized or fit 
for human habitation by building or housing codes, including 
abandoned buildings ("squats") or sub-standard apartments and 
dwellings. 


Doubled-Up 


Anyone staying with friends and/or extended family members 
(excluding parents and children), because they are otherwise unable 
to obtain housing, or 

Any family with children staying in a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) 
hotel room - whether or not they have tenancy rights, or 

Anyone staying in temporary housing for less than 6 months, and the 
accommodations provided the person are substandard or inadequate, 
for example, garage, small room, overly crowded space. 


Transitional 


Anyone staying in a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotel room 
without tenancy rights, or 

Anyone formerly homeless (formerly in one of the above categories) 
who is now incarcerated, hospitalized, or living in a treatment 
program, half-way house, transitional housing or 

Anyone formerly homeless (formerly in one of the above categories) 
who has obtained supportive housing or permanent housing for less 
than 30 days. While we recognize that the issues that brought people to 
homelessness may take a lifetime to overcome, we believe that at a minimum, 90 
days of wrap around aftercare services should be provided for individuals exiting 
homelessness into permanent housing. 



25 van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 

415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 




CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER 



To: 
From: 
Date: 
RE: 



Edward Harrington 
Controller 

Matthew H. Hymel 
Chief Assistant Controller 



Supervisor Chris Daly 

Ed Harrington, Controller 

September 13,2001 

Request for funding levels for homeless programs in the Fiscal Year 
2001-2002 budget, Board Reference No. 20010730-001 



The following is a response to your inquiry regarding the projected funding levels for 
homeless and related programs for fiscal year 2001-02. Based on information provided 
by departments, the fiscal year 2001-02 budget by service category and funding source 
is summarized below. Please note that the amounts shown are for direct homeless 
services only. In addition, the city provides a variety of programs available to all 
persons which are also used by the homeless. 

Chart A: Homeless and Related Services Spending 

2001-02 

(in $ millions) 



Service Category 


General Fund 


Non-General Fund 


Total 


Emergency/Front End 


$24.8 


"$8.3 


$33.1 


Transitional 
Housing 


9.0 


8.8 


17.8 


Long-Term 
Stabilization 


16.3 


14.6 


30.9 


Total 


$50.1 


$31.7 


$81.8 



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In general, the estimate of homeless spending will vary greatly depending on how one 
-deftnes~1he scope of services included in homeless programs. We have only included 
services agreed on by City homeless program managers as being directly and solely 
intended to provide assistance to homeless individuals or to avoid homelessness. 
More detail on which services are included may be found in the attachment to this 
memo. 



The following are examples of costs not included in our projections, since these 
services are available and used by the general population: 

The Department of Public Health estimates that about 23% of the users of mental 
health services are homeless. If these costs were added to our numbers they would 
increase the cost by about $ 1 4 million. 

A portion of people receiving assistance through the County Adult Assistance 
Program (CAAP-formerly known as general assistance) are homeless. Although this 
years CAAP grant amount is $32.9 million, the proportion of the grant that is allocated 
to homeless populations is not included here, since these funds are available to all 
citizens in need. 

A smaller example occurs at the Department of Aging and Adult Services, which 
estimates that approximately $150,000 of the $295,640 Veterans Affairs budget goes 
to serving homeless veterans. 

Finally, the estimate would increase substantially if affordable housing programs were 
included in the scope of services. If the scope were expanded to include affordable 
housing resources, the estimate could increase by $40 million and would include 
Proposition A funding, and would also increase by an additional $52 million with the 
inclusion of housing programs at the Redevelopment Agency. 



Please feel free to contact me at 554-7500 if you have any additional questions or 
concerns. 



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FROM: Barrie Grenell, for the Funding Committee 

SUBJECT: GAPS CHART ADDITIONS. 



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San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

It is the considered opinion of the Civil Rights Committee of the Continuum of Care that homeless people 
"must not be subject to rousting, citation, arrest and/or incarceration for engaging in life-sustaining conduct and/or 
acts they have to do in public because they are homeless, such as sleeping outdoors, lodging on public property, 
camping with a blanket or other cover to keep warm and dry or sitting on sidewalks so long as there is insufficient 
housing, shelter and other resources available to meet their needs. . .. People who are homeless must receive equal 
treatment under the law. Services and policies, including law enforcement measures, must not discriminate against 
homeless and disabled people as a consequence of their condition of being homeless or disabled." 1 

The San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board finds that: 

1) The San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board does not find it acceptable that 
individuals or families are in a situation where they are forced to live in their cars. However, 
people who are forced to live in their vehicles should receive equal treatment under the law. 
Services and policies, including law enforcement measures, should not discriminate against 
those who reside in their vehicles as a consequence of their condition of being homeless or 
disabled. 

2) The San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board, as a matter of general policy 
recognizes that individuals who are vehicularly housed shall have the same inherent privacy 
rights as those who reside in fixed structures and be free from harassment or discrimination 
arising from their vehicularly housed condition. 

3) People who reside in their vehicles face circumstances of living, sleeping and the 
provision of basic necessities and services differing from those of homeless individuals and 
families generally. These differences necessitate a specific policy statement of the San 
Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board. 

4) Current policies and procedures of agencies of the City and County of San Francisco, 
including the Department of Parking and Traffic and the San Francisco Police Department 
may inadvertently result in disparate enforcement and regulatory action against people who 
reside in their vehicles. Existing policies and procedures regarding the towing of vehicles 
may not provide sufficient due process protection for all citizens, and have exceptional 
impact upon those who reside in their vehicles. 

5) The towing of a vehicle for a person who resides in their vehicle is similar to an act of 
eviction in its financial and emotional impact. This results in emotional and physical injury to 
the owner/resident deprived of the use of their property and the materials of survival. Loss of 
residence generally is counter to the public interest as it increases the risk to life, reduces the 
chances of increasing stability, and necessitates the provision of emergency services instead 
of prevention efforts for those who reside in their vehicles. 

6) The Local Homeless Coordinating Board strongly recommends to the Mayor and Board 
of Supervisors that the rights and issues of people who reside in their vehicles must be 
recognized and addressed. 



' Draft Continuum of Care: A Five Year Strategic Plan For Homeless Services 2001-2006, City and County of San 
Francisco, August 13, 2001, p. 125. 

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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD SEATS 



Seat 


Name 


Appointing Body 




Homeless/Formerly Homeless 


Seat 1: Youth 


Sam Cobbs 


Mayor 




Seat 2: Veterans 


Diane Burke 

(LB Recommendation) 


Board 




Seat 3: Family/Substance Abuse 


Joyce Miller 


Board 




Seat 4: Single Adult 


Manny Morales 


Mayor 




Advocacy 


Seat 1: Veterans 


Bobbie Rosenthal* 


Mayor 


OH --) 200' 


Seat 2: ¥ amity 1 Domestic Violence 


Janine Grantham 
(LB Recommendation) 


Board 


SAN FRANCISr 


Seat 3: Legal 


Jennifer Fnedenbach 


Board 


PUBLIC I ip R/M : 


Seat 4: Disabled/ Physical/ Mental 


Nora O'Connor* 


Mayor 




Service Provider 


Seat 1: Domestic Violence 


TBA 


Board 




Seat 2: Health Svcs/HIV/Harm Reduction 


Bob Nelson 


Board 




Seat 3: Shelter Services 


Gail Gilman 


Board 




Seat 4: Emergency Services 


Linzie Coleman 


Mayor 




Neighborhood 


Seat 1: Presidio 


Rita Semel 


Mayor 




Seat 2: Bayview 


Ellouise Pat ton 


Mayor 




Seat 3: Mission 


Mauncio Aviles 


Mayor 




Seat 4: At Large 


Pat Harrison 


Mayor 




Seat 5: At Large 


TBA 


Mayor 




Business and Labor Community' 


Seat 1: Small Business 


Barry Hermanson 


Board 




Seat 2: Large Business 


TBA 


Mayor 




Seat 3: Labor 


TBA 


Board 




Seat 4: Advocate for Business and Labor 


Daniel Julius* 


Mayor 




Education and Training 


Seat LHomeless Specific Employment 
Services 


Carrie Wonzer 


M.i\ ■( >r 




Seat 2:Adult Education 


TBA 


Board 




Seat 3: Public Agency/University 


Roma Guy 


Mayor 




Foundation Community 


Seat 1: Foundation 


Mania Argyris 

(LB Recommendation) 


Board 




Non-Profit Housing 


Scat l:Homeless Specific 


Yvctte Robinson 


Mayor 




Mayor's Director on Homelessness 


Seat 1: 


George Smith 


Dept. Head 




City Departments 


Seat LDept. of Public Health 


Anne Kroncnbcrg 


Dept. Head 




Seat 2:Dept. of Human Services 


Maggie Donahue 


Dept. Head 




Seat 3:Mayor's Office on I lousing 


Joel Ijpski 


Dept. Head 




Seat 4:Mayor's Office on Community 
Development 


Gene Coleman 


Dept. Head 




Seat 5:Dept. of Children, Youth &Families 


Winna Davis 


Dept. Head 




Seat 6:Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 


Cynthia Caponzzo 


Dept. Head 




Scat 7:Dept. of Aging & Adult Services 


David Newcomer 


Dept. Head 





Updated 10/1/01 

San Francisco Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Phone (415)252-3158 Fax (415)252-3118 



* Indicates that the person has not been sworn in yet. 
Shaded seats indicate vacancies or potential vacancies. 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 5 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD p farv 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 pm 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BORN AUDITORIUM, 1 st FLOOR, 

170 OTIS STREET, SAN FRANCISCO 

I. Call To Order and Roll Call: The meeting was called to order at 3:22 PM. 
Co-Chair Rita Semel introduced new Board members Nora O'Connor and Bobbie 
Rosenthal, and announced Sam Cobbs' reappointment. 

Members present: Sam Cobbs, Jennifer Friedenbach, Gail Gilman, Antwan 
Shelbua (for Linzie Coleman and Pat Harrison), Joyce Miller, Bob Nelson, Nora 
O'Connor, Ellouise Patton, Bobbie Rosenthal, Rita Semel, George Smith, Gene 
Coleman, David Newcomer, Maggie Donahue 

Members absent: Mauricio Aviles, Linzie Coleman (Excused), Roma Guy, 
Daniel Julius, Manny Morales, Yvette Robinson (Excused), Carrie Wonzer, 
Cynthia Caporizzo (Excused), Anne Kronenberg (Excused), Joel Lipski 
Non-Members present: Heather Allen, Holly Friel (Liaison to Local Board), 
Barbara Boice (Next Door), Meg Cooch (Planning For Elders), Darryl Smaw 

II. Adoption of the Agenda: The agenda was adopted by general consent. 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of the August 13, 2001 Meeting: The minutes were 
adopted by general consent. 

IV. Administrative Announcements: Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board made 
the following announcements: 

1. The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will consider appointments to 
the Local Board on Thursday, 10/18/01, at 9:30AM (not 1PM) at City Hall, Room 
263. You may testify on behalf of applicants if you'd like during Public 
Comment. 

2. The Full Local Board will be meeting at 170 Otis, the Born Auditorium, for the 
November and December meetings. Please note that the November meeting will 
be held on Monday, 11/5/01, NOT Monday, 11/12/01, which is a legal holiday. 
A calendar is available for the rest of the year. 

3. The Commission on the Status of Women will be considering homelessness, 
specifically the effect of homelessness on women, at their October 24, 2001 
meeting at 5:30 PM, in the Tenderloin (the location to be determined). If you 
would like to be on their list of speakers and/ or be involved with planning this 
meeting, please contact the Commission secretary, Susan Murphy, at 252-3206. 

4. Former Local Board member Jennifer Grant sent a card to the office 
announcing the birth of her twin babies. The card was passed around. 

5. Laura Ware has resigned from the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, 
effective September 10, 2001. 

6. Holly Friel announced her resignation, effective October 12, 2001. 

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V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote: 
Barbara Boice inquired about the definition ofhomelessness. 

VI. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/15/01, 2PM - 4PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720 

1. For discussion and possible action: Report on August 22, 2001 Public Hearing 
For Homeless and Low Income Budget Priorities For San Francisco's 2002-2003 
Budget. 

a. Gene Coleman stated that the September Funding Committee had been 
cancelled, and that the September agenda items would be discussed at the 
10/15/01 Funding Committee meeting including: 1) August 22, 2001 
Public Hearing For Homeless and Low Income Budget Priorities For San 
Francisco's 2002-2003 Budget; 2) Continuum of Care/McKinney process 
update; and 3) the development of an employment trust. Maggie 
Donahue reported that Homebase had been awarded the contract for the 
2002 McKinney application. DHS would like to work with members from 
the Local Homeless Coordinating Board to refine the methodology and 
tools Homebase will use in the evaluations. 

2. For discussion and possible action: Report on City's homeless budget, 
including Controller's Office report and letter sent from Local Homeless 
Coordinating Board to Supervisor Leno, Controller's Office, and City Dept. 
representatives . 

a. The Local Board reviewed the letter sent from Local Homeless 
Coordinating Board to Supervisor Leno, Controller's Office, and City 
Dept. representatives in response to Supervisor Leno's request for the 
City's homeless budget, as well as the Controller's Office report on the 
City's homeless budget. 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 10/18/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Km. 302 

1. For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a two-part motion 
recommended by the Policy Committee to add the following categories to the 
McKinney application GAPS analysis. 1. "Representative Payee Services" and 
"Advocacy/Legal Services" under Individuals and Persons In Families With 
Children as supportive service slots, and "Seniors 55 and older" under 
Individuals and Persons in Families With Children as a sub-population. 

2. "Employed," defined as working 20 hours/week or more, under Individuals 
and Persons In Families With Children as a sub-population. 

a. Gail Gilman reported on the motion. Due to the lack of quorum, the 
motion could not voted on. 
2. For discussion and possible action: Report and vote on a draft resolution 
recommended (with one committee member dissenting) by Policy Committee 
regarding people who live in their vehicles. 

a. Gail Gilman reviewed the motions. Gail Gilman stated that the Clinic 
Consortium reports that annually in San Francisco there are 2000 people 
who live in their vehicles. Due to the lack of a quorum, the motion could 
not be voted on. Gail Gilman requested a mock vote on this item. Of the 12 
members present ivho were able to vote, six said they would support the motion. 



3. For discussion and possible action: Report on status of the McKinney 
workshops in the Mission and Bayview. 

a. Gail Gilman reported that the Policy Committee is planning McKinney 
workshops in the Mission and Bayview. Ellouise Patton, who is co- 
organizing the workshop in the Bayview, reported that she is deciding on 
a date. 
C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/22/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 720. 
1. For discussion and possible action: Discuss Supervisor Gonzalez's proposed 
resolution amending the Continuum of Care Plan to make the City department 
representatives on the Local Homeless Coordinating Board non-voting members 
and designating that two of the neighborhood/ community 
representatives be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. 

Note: Supervisor Gonzalez introduced an amended version oftlie resolution at the Board 
of Supennsors on 9/24/01: "Resolution amending the Continuum of Care Plan to provide 
that the Board of Supennsors shall appoint a representative of the veteran's advocacy 
community and shall appoint all neighborhood/community representatives to the Local 
Homeless Coordinating Board." 

a. Bob Nelson reviewed the following background information: Gail 
Gilman, Bob Nelson, and Holly Friel had a meeting with Rob Eshelman of 
Supervisor Gonzalez's staff on August 2, 2001, during which Supervisor 
Gonzalez's office stated that they would allow for the Local Board to 
review the proposed resolution and suggest changes in accordance with 
the following points: City department representatives would retain their 
voting privileges; Parity between the Mayor appointed (17) and Board of 
Supervisors appointed seats (17); and City department seats would count 
as Mayor appointed seats. 

b. The Steering Committee forwarded the following motion without 
recommendation to be considered by the Full Local Board: 

To reconfigure the Local Board to achieve parity between seats 
appointed by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, including moving 
the five neighborhood seats from Mayor appointed to Board of 
Supervisors appointed seats, and moving the veterans advocacy seat 
from a Mayor appointed to Board of Supervisors appointed seat. The 
department representatives would retain their voting privileges. 

c. Board members discussed the following issues in opposition to the 
Steering Committee motion: Mayor would lose power to appoint 
neighborhood activists, Mayor's offices should count as Mayor seats but 
not other departments; concern that certain neighborhoods would be left 
out; issues around veteran's advocacy seat, including whether it should be 
held by an individual affiliated with an institution. 

d. Board members agreed that any changes would not affect the 
individuals who currently occupy the seats; the shift would occur after 
natural expiration. 

e. No consensus was arrived at by the group. Members stated that the 
Local Board had spent an excessive amount of time on the issue. It was 
stated that members could appear before the Rules Committee when 



Supervisor Gonzalez's legislation is calendared and voice their individual 
opinions at that time, however, they should not speak on behalf of the full 
Local Board. 

2. For discussion and possible action: Report on September 10, 2001 Local Board 
Retreat. 

a. Board members discussed issues regarding retreat including: 
disappointment with the facilitator; not enough time to discuss all of the 
items on the agenda; more time needs to be devoted to working through 
the issues. 

b. Holly Friel relayed retreat facilitator Mutima Imam's 
recommendations: The Local Board should hire a facilitator to: 1) Facilitate 
the Local Board's meetings; 2) Teach each Board member how to facilitate, 
record minutes in a way that people can see them (such as with a flip 
chart), time keeper, to say when it's time to move on to next item rotate 
responsibilities 

c. Board members discussed problems regarding quorum including 
changing the meeting time and enforcing the attendance policy stated in 
the bylaws. 

3. For discussion and possible action: Discuss formation of a Local Homeless 
Coordinating Board public education task force. 

a. Rita Semel reported that Heather Allen has volunteered to work with 
the Local Board on public relations. She asked volunteers to form a public 
education task force. Sam Cobbs, Rita Semel, Jennifer Friedenbach, and 
Bobbie Rosenthal volunteered to be on the taskforce. A meeting will be 
scheduled. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Wednesday 10/10/01, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., 
Rm. 720 

Bob Nelson reported that the following items will be discussed at the next Membership 

Committee meeting: 

1. For discussion and possible action: Report on Local Board vacancies and 

status of pending members. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on policy regarding attendance and 

committee participation. 

E. Oversight - Next Meeting: Monday, 10/15/01, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 101 Grove Street, 
Room 220 

1. For discussion and possible action: Report on workplan and action steps. 

a. Jennifer Friedenbach reported that the Oversight Committee is the new 
committee in charge of implementing the Continuum of Care Plan's 
recommendations. The Committee is organizing the recommendations by 
City department, and categorizing the recommendations as those that deal 
with budget or policy. The Committee will develop annual workplans 
for the next five years. After the recommendations are assigned by City 
department, a committee of each department will review their 
department's recommendations. The Committee's responsibilities will 
then shift to monitoring the implementation of these recommendations. 



Jennifer Friedenbach also stated that this committee has had small 
attendance. 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 
George Smith reported that The Mayor's Office on Homelessness (MOOH) 
third Homeless Count will take place on October 25, 2001, 8PM-Midnight, 
101 Grove Street. MOOH is planning to hire a consultant to do a survey 
of about 2,000 homeless people and will seek input from the Local Board 
regarding the questions that will be asked. MOOH is designing a 
centralized database and is developing an RFP for a consultant to 
administer the database. MOOH staff member Holly Friel's last day is 
October 12, 2001. Applicants are being considered for the position, and 
someone will be hired soon. The new staff member will staff only the Full 
Local Board and the Steering Committee, and will reserve rooms and 
disseminate completed agendas and minutes for all other Local Board 
committees. The Mayor has not yet signed the Board of Supervisors 
resolution approving the Continuum of Care Plan. George Smith stated 
that the Mayor has unanswered questions around budget and priorities. 
He stated that the Mayor's concerns would be provided in writing to the 
Local Board, so that the Local Board may try to remedy these concerns. 
When asked how this will affect San Francisco's McKinney application, 
Maggie Donahue stated that the Local Board has until January or 
February when HUD's NOFA (Notice Of Funding Availability) is released 
for the Mayor to sign the resolution. 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 
Maggie Donahue reported the 2001 McKinney application resolution was 
passed at the Board of Supervisors today. The DHS McKinney team 
would like to work with the Local Board Funding Committee to map out 
the roles and responsibilities for the McKinney application process. The 
State Department of Mental Health Services (SHEA) released a NOFA. 
San Francisco previously received the largest award statewide, $3 Million 
over 3 years. The funds can be used for capital, operating, and subsidies. 
DHS is starting to work on next year's budget. The City is facing a $100 
million deficit, and departments are being asked to make mid-year cuts. 
DHS is actively lobbying the U.S. House and Senate regarding a $75 
billion economic incentive package for housing and shelter plus care. 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 
No departmental report was presented. 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman reported for MOH and MOCD as recorded below. 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 
Gene Coleman distributed an announcement if upcoming public hearings 
for individuals to inform the City departments of the needs in their 
neighborhoods, especially regarding MOH/ MOCD priorities. The public 
hearings will be held on Thursday October 11, 2001, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Boys 

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and Girls Club of San Francisco - Excelsior Unit, 163 London Street, and 
Monday, October 15, 2001, 5:30PM-7:30PM. Board of Supervisors 
Committee Room, City Hall, Room 263. Gene Coleman also distributed 
MOH/MOCD's Draft 2002 RFP Schedule. 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 
No departmental report was presented. 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
No departmental report was presented. 

H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

No departmental report was presented. 

VIII. OLD BUSINESS; 

A. Rita Semel announced that the election of the Co-Chairs would be held in 
November. Nominations should be submitted to current co-chairs Rita Semel or 
Bob Nelson. 

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 

A. There was no public comment at this time. 

X. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 5:20PM. 



Minutes were taken by Holly Friel, Liaison to the Local Board. 

25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, ATTN: Liaison to Local Board 
Phone: 415-252-3158, Fax: 415-252-3118 






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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

, v REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM 

^DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BORN AUDITORIUM, 1 st FLOOR, 

170 OTIS STREET, SAN FRANCISCO** 

**Please note location. A map is enclosed for your convenience.** 

AGENDA r ,_^ i 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

I. Roll Call NOV - | 200J 

II. Adoption of the Agenda 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of October 9, 2001 Meeting ^ AN F RANCISCO 

IV. Administrative Announcements p UBLIC LIBRARY 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

VI. Training: Sunshine Ordinance Training Video (Mandatory Annual Training) 
*This item was rescheduled from the last meetiiig. (Approximately 20 Minutes) 
Note: Each member of the Local Board was mailed a Sunshine Ordinarice Training 
manual. The manuals contain a "Sunshine Orditiance Declaration" that must be signed 
and returned to the Ethics Commission after members have read the manual and watched 
the training video. Members should bring their copy of the training manual to tlie 
meeting. 

VII. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 11/19/01, 2PM - 4PM, 101 Grove Street, Room 220 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: TJtursday, 11A5/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 220 
For discussion and possible action: Local Board retreat to prepare for the 
McKinney 2002 application process, November 29th or 30th from 9:00 am to 
noon. We would like any interested/ non-conflicted Local Board members to 
attend and our goal is to finalize the timeline, Priority Panel. 

For discussion and possible action: Approval of the evaluation tool developed 
by Homebase, which was finalized at the Nov.l Policy Committee meeting. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 11/26/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 
720. 

For discussion and possible action: Recommendation that conflicted Local 
Board Members be required to recruit at least three potential priority panel 
members. 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Not Scheduled Yet 

For discussion and possible action: Review attendance and committee 

participation policies, including consequences for lack of attendance and 

participation in committees. (Section & Grid Attached) 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new Board member 

orientation. 

For discussion and possible action: Review Local Board vacancies, including 

applications, recruitment strategies, and pending applicants recommended for 

appointment by the Local Board. 

E. Oversight - Monday, 11/19/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 220 

For discussion and possible action: Report on the Action Step Matrix created by 
Harder+Company (Documents Attached) 



VIM. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness 

B. Department of Human Services 

C. Department of Public Health 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

IX. Nominations and election of New Co-chairs 

X. Old Business 

XI. Public Comment - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the 



George Smith 
Maggie Donahue 
Anne Kronenberg 
Joel Lipski 
Gene Coleman 
Winna Davis 
Cynthia Caporizzo 
David Newcomer 



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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights 
under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report 
a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, 
CA 941 02-4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force 
(listed above), the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

DISABILITY ACCESS 

City Hall, Room 201 - The Mayor's Conference Room is wheelchair accessible. The closest 
accessible BART station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are:#42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market 
and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the 
vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial. Large 
print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 252-3136 at least two 
business days in advance of need. In order to allow individuals with environmental illness to 
attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94I02, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci. sf.ca.us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the 
Local Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board, 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via fax at (415)252-3158. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3158) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 

LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

MINUTES 

NOVEMBER 5, 2001 FULL BOARD MEETING 




CALL TO ORDER 



Meeting called to order at 3:19M 



I. ROLL CALL 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Nelson, Co-Chairman, Rita Semel, Co-Chairman 

Sam Cobbs, Diane Burke, Bobbie Rosenthal, Joyce Miller, Jennifer Friedenbach, 
Nora O'Connor, Janine Grantham, Gail Gilman, Linzie Coleman, Ellouise Patton, Pat 
Harrison, Barry Hermanson, Daniel Julius, Carrie Wonzer, Roma Guy, Marcia Argyris, 
Yvette Robinson, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Maggie Donohue, Joel Lipski, Gene 
Coleman, Winna Davis, Cythia Caporizzo, David Newcomer 

ABSENT: John Wilson (Excused), Manny Morales, Mauricio Aviles, 

OTHERS PRESENT: Darryl Smaw (Local Board Liaison), Barrie Grenell, Karen Gruneison, 
Dan McGee, Connie (Butowski?), Jeannette llagan, Yulitza Peraza, Juanita Johnson, 
Jason Rupertus, Edward Olsen, Paul Zarefsky 

II. AGENDA On motion by Co-Chair Rita Semel, seconded and carried, the 
Board approved the agenda 

With the following change: Item 9 was moved to Item 7. 

III. MINUTES On motion by Co-Chair Rita Semel seconded and carried, the 
Board approved the voting of the 

minutes will be done at the next Full Board Meeting. 

IV. ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Darryl Smaw, Liaison to the Local Board made the following announcements: 

There are two documents each Board must sign making regarding Conflict of 
Interest statements 

1.) California Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interest) 

2.) Local Board (Conflict of Interest Statement and Disclosure Requirements) 

V. PUBLIC COMMENT: None 

VI. TRAINING: Sunshine Ordinance Training 'This item was rescheduled from the 
last meeting. 

Note: Each member of the Local Board was mailed a Sunshine Ordinance Training 
manual. The manuals contain a "Sunshine Ordinance Declaration" that must be signed 
and returned to the Ethics Commission after members have read the manual and 



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watched the training video. Members should bring their copy of the training manual to 

the meeting 

Conducted by Edward Olsen (Deputy City Attorney), Paul Zarefsky (Deputy City 

Attorney) 

VII. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF NEW CO-CHAIRS 
Nominees: Bob Nelson, Eugene Coleman, Janine Grantham 
***New Co-Chairs Elect: Bob Nelson, Eugene Coleman 

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 11/19/01, 2PM - 4PM, 101 Grove Street, Room 
220 

Gene Coleman gave report outlining October 15 meeting 

B. Policy- Next Meeting: Thursday, 11/15/01, 10 AM- 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, 
Rm. 220 

For discussion and possible action: Local Board retreat to prepare for the McKinney 
2002 application process, November 29th or 30th from 9:00 am to noon. We would 
like any interested/non-conflicted Local Board members to attend and our goal is to 
finalize the timeline, Priority Panel. 

*On motion by Maggie Donahue, seconded and carried, the Full Board authorized a 
retreat date of November 29 from 9 AM to Noon. Attendence will be Local Homeless 
Board Members only and all board members are invited. 

For discussion and possible action: Approval of the evaluation tool developed by 
Homebase, which was finalized at the Nov.1 Policy Committee meeting. 
*On motion by Gail Gilman, seconded and carried, the Full Board authorized 
Homebase to proceed with the Request for Information evaluation tool. The focus 
group questions will be discussed and voted in the upcoming Policy Committee 
Meeting with conflicted members not attending. 

C. Steering - Next Meeting: Monday, 11/26/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 
720. 

For discussion and possible action: Recommendation that conflicted Local Board 
Members be required to recruit at least three potential priority panel members. 
*lt was recommended(No Action Taken) 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Not Scheduled Yet 

For discussion and possible action: Review attendance and committee participation 

policies, including consequences for lack of attendance and participation in 

committees. (Section St Grid Attached) 

*Gene Coleman stated that letters have been sent out to members who are in 

violation of attendence Bylaws: 

*New Committee sign-up are currently being assigned. If member does not sign up for 

at least one sub-committee by November 19, 2001 member will be assigned. 

For discussion and possible action: Report on status of new Board member 

orientation. 

Tabled for a future meeting (New Seats yet to be filled) 

For discussion and possible action: Review Local Board vacancies, including 
applications, recruitment strategies, and pending applicants recommended for 
appointment by the Local Board. 
'Tabled for next membership meeting 

E. Oversight - Monday, 11/19/01, 12 PM - 2 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 220 
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For discussion and possible action: Report on the Action Step Matrix created by 
Harder+Company (Documents Attached) 

*No Action Taken - Action Step Matrix will be sent to members within next five days 
via email 



IX. PRESENTATION OF DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George 
Smith 

Presented Letter stating why Mayor will not sign off on COC at this time. 

Asked for Local Board participation in the RFP process of the Centralized 
Database 

Opened up Ella Hill Hutch Winter Shelter; Opening up 8 or 9 other sights - 500 
beds 

(Winter Shelter program officially is from Dec. 1 - March 1.) 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie 
Donohue 

Community Budget Forum on Thursday November 15 (Invitations already 
distributed) 

C. Department of Public Health Anne 
Kronenberg 

Self Proclaimed Homeless Statistics in the Health network is: 
10% overall 

9% Clinical patients (6% decrease) 
17% Emergency Services (4% decrease) 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 
315 Turk - McKinney application is under review 

Embassodor Hotel has been closed 

Treasure Island 66 units lost (clean-up not complete) 

165 8th St. will be finished by December 31 and will open early Spring 



E. Mayor's Office of Community Development 
Coleman 

Hearings have begun but are not well attended 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Family 
Davis 

No Report 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council 
Caporizzo 

No Report 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

Newcomer 

No Report 



Gene 



Winna 



Cynthia 



David 



X. OLD BUSINESS 
No Old Business 

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT 
No Public Comment 

Meeting Adjourned 5:47 PM 



Minutes were taken by Darryl Smaw, Liaison to the Local Board 



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SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETING 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BORN AUDITORIUM, 1 st FLOOR, 

170 OTIS STREET, SAN FRANCISCO 

i agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT- 

DEC - 5 20C1 

I. Roll Call 

II. Adoption of the Agenda SAN FRANCISCO 

III. Adoption of the Minutes of October 9, 2001 Meeting PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Adoption of the Minute of November 5, 2001 Meeting 

IV. Administrative Announcements 

- Scott Madden will be replacing Joel Lipski as MOH representative 
List of non-Conflicted members for McKinney Priority Panel 

V. Public Comment, and before each item comes to vote 

VI. Mayors Office on Homelessness - Report on the Homeless Count 

VII. Discussion and Possible Action: Newsome Homeless Plan 

VIII. Discussion and Possible Action: What can we do to make Local Board meetings 
more productive? 

IX. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 12/lVOl, 2PM - 4PM, 101 Grove Street, Room 220 

- Did not meet 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: TJwrsday, 12/20/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 220 

- Update on the process regarding the Definition of Homelessness 

- Update on the McKinney Process (Homebase Forum Questions) 

C. Steering - 

For discussion and possible action: Chairs Meet with the Mayor to describe the 
CoC and try to get his support by educating him about the process and describe 
the Next Steps 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Not Scheduled Yet 

- Did not meet 

E. Oversight - 

X. Continuum of Care - Next Steps 

XI. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Joel Lipski 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services David Newcomer 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Public Comment - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights 
under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report 
a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at: Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4683. Telephone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-7854. E-Mail: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force 
(listed above), the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's web site at: www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

DISABILITY ACCESS 

City Hall, Room 201 - The Mayor's Conference Room is wheelchair accessible. The closest 
accessible BART station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are:#42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market 
and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the 
vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial. Large 
print copies of the agenda will be made available on request. Please contact 252-31 36 at least two 
business days in advance of need. In order to allow individuals with environmental illness to 
attend meetings, all are asked to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

TRANSLATION SERVICES 
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters 
are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact 252-3136 at least two business 
days before a meeting. 

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520- 
16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94I02, (415) 
554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca. us./ethics/. 

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by 
the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These 
comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the 
Local Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to the Liaison to the Local Board, 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via fax at (415)252-3158. 

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD 
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board's 
vote. 

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS 
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board 
Office (252-3158) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon 
request. 

You can follow the Local Board's activities on line at: http://ci.sf.ca.us/lhcb 



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December 10, 2001 

SF Local Homeless Coordinating Board 

SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2001, 3:00 PM TO 5:30 PM 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BORN AUDITORIUM, 1ST FLOOR, 

170 OTIS STREET, SAN FRANCISCO 

AGENDA 




I. Call to Order: 3:15 PM 

Members Present: Sam Cobbs, Diane Burke, John Wilson, Bobbie Rosenthal, 
Joyce Miller, Jennifer Friedenbach, Nora O'Connor, Janine Grantham, Bob Nelson, 
Gail Gilman, Linzie Coleman, Ellouise Patton, Pat Harrison, Barry Hermanson, Carrie 
Wonzer, George Smith, Anne Kronenberg, Maggie Donahue, Scott Madden, Gene 
Coleman, David Newcomer 

Excused Members: Rita Semel, Roma Guy, Marcia Argyris, Winna Davis, Cynthia 
Caporizzo 

Missing Members: Manny Morales, Mauricio Aviles, Daniel Julius, Yvette 
Robinson 

Non-Members Present: Darryl Smaw (Local Board Liaison), Gwen Bauzer, 
Quinton Mecke, Marlon Mendieta, Deven Richardson, Jason Rupertas, Mary Gouling, 
Julia Zeuli, Yulitza Peraza, Barrie Grenell, Nathaniel Jones, Doug Hagan, Jeremy 
Kossen, Renee Kemp, Adam Lee 

II. Public Comment: NONE 

III. Mayors Office on Homelessness - Report on the Homeless Count 
Deven Richardson gave report (also available on website of Mayor's Office on 
Homelessness) - A copy of the report will be provided to all members of the Local 
Homeless Coordinating Board 

"'Next Item taken out of Order**** 

IV. Discussion and Possible Action: What can we do to make Local Board 
meetings 

more productive? 

David Newcomer - Committee should bring solid recommendations only! 
Anne Kronenberg - Discussion should be done in committee only 
Gail Gilman - Local Board votes on recommendations only! 
Barry Hermanson time limits on all items of discussion 

V. Discussion and Possible Action: Newsome Homeless Plan 
Motion: Invite him to any Committee Meeting - Passed (unanimously) 

Darryl Will track the Newsom Legislation 



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VI. Committee Reports 

A. Funding - Next Meeting: Monday, 12/17/01, 2PM - 4PM, 101 Grove Street, 
Room 220 

- Did not meet 

B. Policy - Next Meeting: Thursday, 12/20/01, 10 AM - 12 PM, 101 Grove Street, Rm. 
220 

Update on the process regarding the Definition of Homelessness 
(Supervisor Ammiano introduced on 12-10-01 ) 

Homebase Focus Group Tool (Adopted) 

Yulitza - Updated the McKinney Process and suggested the following three 
motions be put on the next Full Board agenda to be voted on: 

1 . ) The Funding Committee will oversee the 2002 Continuum of Care (CoC) 

application and the McKinney Evaluation processes, pending approval of the Local 
Board. If an issue pertaining to the CoC application needs to be referred to the Policy 
Committee/Full Board, it will be done through the Funding Committee. 

2.) Non-conflicted Local Board members attending the Funding Committee will 

meet on as-needed basis during the CoC application process because decisions must 
be made quickly. (NOTE: The last two years, the Funding Committee met weekly in its 
capacity as the CoC application process overseer.) 

3.) Because of time constrains and having the Funding Committee as the focal 

point for the CoC application process, the full Local Board has to discuss the idea of 
giving full authority to the Funding Committee in the decision making of both funding 
and process policies affecting the CoC application. 



C. Steering - 

For discussion and possible action: Chairs Meet with the Mayor to describe the CoC 
and try to get his support by educating him about the process and describe the Next 
Steps 

Full Board voted on 3 options for a meeting to be scheduled with the Mayor: 

1 . Only Chairs attend ( votes) 

2. Chairs plus 2 or 3 others only (17 votes - PASSED) 

3. Open to Full Board (2 votes) 

D. Membership - Next Meeting: Not Scheduled Yet 
- Did not meet 

E. Oversight - Next meeting scheduled Dec. 21 

VII. Presentation of Departmental Reports - 

A. Mayor's Office on Homelessness George Smith 
discussed his letter about Cesar Chavez 

discussed availability of Shelter in our system 

B. Department of Human Services Maggie Donahue 
Budget Analyst Office is auditing homeless expenditures 

Call Barrie Grenell if you need a letter of support from SHIA 

C. Department of Public Health Anne Kronenberg 

No Report 

D. Mayor's Office of Housing Scott Madden 
Received $4 million dollars from NOFA for transitional and permanent housing 
They will be accepting applications for funding until April 1 or until money 

runs out. 

E. Mayor's Office of Community Development Gene Coleman 

No Report 

F. Department of Children, Youth & Families Winna Davis 

G. Mayor's Criminal Justice Council Cynthia Caporizzo 



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No Report 
H. Dept. of Adult and Aging Services 

No Report 



David Newcomer 



VIM. Old Business - None 

IX. Public Comment - re: matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Board 

X. Adjourned 5:15 



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